But, in the U.S., where nicknames like Ty for Tyler & Sy for Silas/Simon are fairly expected, I can see how Kai can feel incomplete, especially since Kyle is still quite a common name.
And yes, Kai is unisex, but it's overwhelmingly more common for boys in the U.S., and besides, boy-only posts are in the minority on this blog. :)
- Arkaitz (ahr-kites, Basque)--"rock"
- Caetano (kye-eh-TAH-noh, Portuguese)
- Caius (KYE-us, Latin)--prob. the original form of Kai (in Europe)
- Chaim (KHIME, Hebrew)--"life"
- Ekain (eh-kine, Basque)
- Ekaitz (eh-kites, Basque)--"storm"
- Hezekiah (hez-eh-KYE-ah, Hebrew)--"God strengthens"
- Ikaia (ee-kye-ah, Hawaiian)--form of Isaiah
- Ikaika (ee-kye-kah, Hawaiian)--"strong"
- Kaino (KYE-noh, Finnish)
- Kaito (kah-ee-toh, Japanese)
- Makaio (mah-kye-oh, Hawaiian)--form of Matthew
- Malachi (MAL-ah-kye, Hebrew)--"my angel"
- Micaiah (mih-KYE-ah, Hebrew)--original [unisex] form of Micah
- Mordecai (MOHR-deh-kye, Hebrew)
- Nikolai (NIK-oh-lye, Russian)--form of Nicholas