I Like My Nickname Very Much

When I am not my villainous self, Xaris, I am often just Xai /Kai/ the perfectly calm and cheerful representative of the Star People. I wondered what /kai/ meant in different languages, delighted that this one syllable can be a word as old as time. 🙂


Break it down!

Kai is 怪 in Japanese meaning “strange, unusual” or 楷 meaning “model, pattern.” In Japanese kai means “big water”, “the ocean”, “the sea” or “paddle.”

In Hawaiian it means “ocean.”

In the Navajo language means “willow tree.”

In Burmese, Kai means “strong”, or “unbreakable.”

In a Nigerian language, Kai means “Love.”

As the Mandarin name “凱” it has the meaning “Victory” or “Triumphant.”

It is also a kind of singing.

It is of Welsh, Scandinavian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Kai is “keeper of the keys; earth”.

Kai has 3 variant forms: Kaj, Keh and Kye.

Kai may also mean “change” or “the action to correct”, “taker”, “receiver”, “mediation” or “concerning oneself with”.

In Finland, it means “rejoice.”

It is usually a boy’s name. 😉


So far, I’m liking what my nickname means.