Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Kairi

Kairi is a video-game inspired name. For real. It comes from the action-adventure, role-playing game known as “Kingdom of Hearts”. The character’s creator has said that the name can be translated to “sea” in Japanese from “kai” (海). However, when we consulted with a Japanese dictionary we found that the full name is more closely interpreted as “nautical mile” (海里). As one of Heart’s seven princesses, Kairi is featured as a central character (and voiced by the popular actress Hayden Panettiere in several versions of the game). Now some video-game enthusiasts are choosing this name for their daughters.

All About the Baby Name – Kairi

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME KAIRI

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME KAIRI

Kairi just appeared on the American female naming charts in 2010. This name is so new to the panoply of baby girl names currently in circulation that it hardly warrants any comments just yet. The name hasn’t increased much in usage and it’s barely hanging on to the charts. In other words, this one is rare. At first we thought it was a f’ed-up spelling of Carrie. But then we figured out the video game angle. It’s kinda cool. At least in some circles.

Quick Facts

ON KAIRI

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

855

PRONUNCIATION:

KAI-ree

SIMPLE MEANING:

Sea

Characteristics

OF KAIRI

Communicative

Creative

Optimistic

Popular

Social

Dramatic

Happy

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Kairi

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME KAIRI

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Kairi

Popular Songs

ON KAIRI

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Famous People

NAMED KAIRI

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Children of Famous People

NAMED KAIRI

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME KAIRI

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