Kai

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Taken into regular use in the 1990s, with earlier popularity peaks in Scandinavia and Germany. The medieval Danish Kaj is possibly of Roman origin, Latinized as Caius, like the rare medieval English male given name Kay. The German Kai may also derive from a West Frisian pet form of Gerard, Cornelius, Nicholas, or Kampe "warrior". In the U.S. Kai has also been explained as Hawaiian kai ‎(sea).

Proper noun[edit]

Kai

  1. A male given name of modern usage.
  2. (rare) A female given name of modern usage.

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kai

  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Kaj.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 8 117 males with the given name Kai (compared to 31 574 named Kaj) have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1920s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kai

  1. A female given name, short for Kaia, Katariina ( =Catherine).

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kai m

  1. A male given name, compare Kaj (more common, but Danish spelling)

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

  • son of Kai: Kaisson
  • daughter Kai: Kaisdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Kai
Accusative Kai
Dative Kai
Genitive Kais

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kai

  1. A male given name derived from Danish Kaj.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Kai (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative Kai Kait
genitive Kain Kaiden
Kaitten
partitive Kaita Kaita
illative Kaihin Kaihin
singular plural
nominative Kai Kait
accusative nom.? Kai Kait
gen. Kain
genitive Kain Kaiden
Kaitten
partitive Kaita Kaita
inessive Kaissa Kaissa
elative Kaista Kaista
illative Kaihin Kaihin
adessive Kailla Kailla
ablative Kailta Kailta
allative Kaille Kaille
essive Kaina Kaina
translative Kaiksi Kaiksi
instructive Kain
abessive Kaitta Kaitta
comitative Kaineen

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch kaai, from Middle Dutch kaey (whence also through hypercorrection Dutch kade). The word is ultimately Celtic, but it is unsettled whether the Dutch form is borrowed via Old French kay, as traditionally held, or indeed vice versa.

Noun[edit]

Kai m ‎(genitive Kais, plural Kais)

  1. quay

Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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Taken into regular use in the 20th century; either borrowed from Danish Kaj, or from a West Frisian baby talk form of Kaimbe , Kempe (fighter, warrior), Gerrit ( =Gerard), Cornelis (= Cornelius) and Kleis ( =Nicholas).

Proper noun[edit]

Kai m, f ‎(genitive Kais)

  1. A male given name (mostly in Northern Germany)
  2. (rare) A female given name, diminutive of Katharina.
Alternative forms[edit]

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kai ‎(sea, sea water) ; also a short form of compound given names containing this word.

Proper noun[edit]

Kai

  1. A male given name.
  2. (less common) A female given name.

References[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kai

  1. A male given name derived from Danish Kaj.

Turkish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kai

  1. A male given name derived from Kayı.

See also[edit]