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"Kai" has several meanings.



  • Kai is a Scandinavian name, in common use in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Frisian areas; it comes from the Lating "Gaius", meaning "earth". In German and Dutch, it means "quay," but the name is not believed to be related to this meaning.
  • Kai or Kay is a Persian epithet meaning King and ruler. It is used in the name of many historical figures such as Kai Kavus.
  • Kai is a Hawaiian name meaning "ocean" or "great water".
  • Kai is a very common name in East Asian languages including Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean. It yields a myriad of meanings, depending on the original Han ideograph it was written in. In Japanese, it means "beautiful shell". It also refers to the an old province in Japan that corresponds to Yamanashi Prefecture today.
  • Kai is a Welsh and Scottish name that means "keeper of the keys".
  • Kai is part of Ancient Angelic Scripture. Kai has two meanings, Kai in its full version, Kai-Yo, which means Bringer Of Light, and Kai meaning in its shortend version, Kai, which translates to crossbreed. When it is mentioning crossbreed, the Scripture talks about crossbreeding hosts of Angelic and Demonic counterparts.


  • Kai is a word from the Maori language meaning food. This word has entered into English in New Zealand and would be understood by most New Zealanders even if not of Maori descent.
  • kai in Greek, means "and".
  • Kai is a Hawaiian word for ocean or 'great water'.
  • Kai (会) in Japanese has several meanings, a.o.: 'meeting', 'join', 'association'. In regard to the meaning of 'association' we see it a lot in martial arts, especially in karate: Kyokushinkai, Wadokai, Shotokai (not to be mistaken by Shotokan!), etc. The term "Kai" is also used in Japan as a technical designation for a modified version of a machine, usually military. For example: a modified F-4DJ Phantom (fighter jet) would be called an "F-4DJ Kai Phantom".
  • Kai is the god of the sun in the gamebook series Lone Wolf. It also refers to the people that are followers of Kai eg. Kai-Lord.
  • kai means fever or egg depending on pronunciation in Thai



  • In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Kai is the spiritual leader of the planet Bajor.
  • Kai is the gods in the [[manga] Dragon Ball Z but in the orriginal manga they are called Kaio


  • XLink Kai is a program that you run on your PC or Macintosh that allows you to play system-link / LAN-enabled games for your Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube and PSP. The software is referred to as what is known as a 'tunnelling' application. There are various other single-console tunnelling applications available, but XLink remains the only one to support all three major consoles. See



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