Kai m

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Male Male Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Kai f for the female version.

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

The origin and meaning of Kai is uncertain. Theories include:

1) Variant form of the Frisian name Kaye [1] [2] [3]
1a) A Frisian short form of Gerhard [1] [4]
1b) A Frisian short form of Nikolaus [5]
1c) A Frisian short form of Cornelis (see Cornelius)
1d) Frisian kaye related to the Old Norse word kaða = 'hen, chicken' (see Kaða) [4] [6] [7]

2) Short form of the Frisian name Kaimbe = 'warrior' [7]

3) Short form of the Latin name Caius [8] [2] [4] [9] [5] [6] [10]

4) Celtic variant form of Caius [3]

5) Short form of Kajetan (see Caietanus)

6) Short form of Kaganher [6]

Related Names

Cai
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Caj
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Cay
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Gáiju
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Sami
Kaaji
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Greenlandic
Kai
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Swedish
Kaij Finish Swedish
Kaj
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Swedish
Kâje
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Greenlandic
Kay
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

For female forms see Kajane

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Kaisson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Kaisdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Kai
Genitive: Kais
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Kai
Accusative: Kai
Dative: Kai
Genitive: Kais
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Kai
Genitive: Kain
Partitive: Kaita
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Kai
Accusative: Kai
Dative: Kai
Genitive: Kais
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Kai
Genitive: Kais
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Kai
Genitive: Kais

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

14 October

Finland Finland

16 February

Norway Norway

14 October

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 807 people were named Kai m (percentage of first or only given name: 93 %) [12]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Finland Finland[13]
n.a.
11445
n.a.
126
n.a.
11319
Norway Norway[14]
4841
n.a.
14
n.a.
4827
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[15]
1255 2087 70 121 1185 1966
Denmark Denmark[16]
2268
n.a.
11
n.a.
2257
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[17]
13 19
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[18]
6 8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Statistics as male name

Recent statistics trend[15][16][14][13]:Name statistics for Kai (m)

Sources: [15] [16] [14] [13]


Norwegian historic statistics trend[14]:
Norwegian historic statistics for Kai (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  9. Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  11. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  17. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  18. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/