Boy Baby Name

Makai

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Quick Facts on Makai

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Hawaiian
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 693
Pronunciation:
mә-KYE
Simple meaning:
Toward the sea

Characteristics of Makai

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Makai

We have seen some speculation as to the meaning of Makai, but most people agree the name is Hawaiian. After referring to a Hawaiian dictionary we found the two following definitions: One, “makai” means “toward the sea” from the Hawaiian elements “ma” (in, on, at) and “kai” (sea). Secondly, the word “maika’i” (slightly different spelling) means “handsome, good-looking, good-health”. Alternately, the word “maka’i” means “police officer”. Still others claim it’s the Hawaiian equivalent of Michael. The most common definition is “toward the sea” since that seems to be the purest meaning. Makai is used primarily in the United States (and on occasion in Australia); however, it does not appear to be particularly popular in the state of Hawaii specifically.

Popularity of the Name Makai

Hawaiian names have found an audience among Mainland citizens for several years now, and Makai is no exception to this rule. The name first appeared on the U.S. charts in 2005. At first he had a lapse in usage but now he apparently seems to be on the upswing. As a Hawaiian name, Makai is laid-back and friendly by nature. It’s exotically cool and cross-culturally appealing. Obviously Makai is a perfect choice for sea-loving parents or for water sign babies (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). Totally charming for some little surfer rug-rat running around the beaches of Hawaii or California. Aside from the “sea” connection, a respelling of “Maika’i” promises a handsome son, or Maka’i would be a cute name for the son of a police officer. Or, for that matter, if you like the name Michael but want something way less ubiquitous, Makai might be a name to consider. At the end of the day, however, Makai is a name that draws us out to sea.
Popularity of the Boy Name Makai
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Makai

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Makai

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Makai

    Makai We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Makai.

  • Popular Songs on Makai

    Popular Songs on Makai

    Makai - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Makai.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Makai

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Makai

    Makai (Kathleen Tyau) - A Chinese-Hawaiian woman explores racial tension and cultural norms through passionate friendship and family tragedy. Recommended for ages young adult and older.

  • Famous People Named Makai

    Famous People Named Makai

    Famous People Named Makai - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Makai.

  • Children of Famous People Named Makai

    Children of Famous People Named Makai

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Makai - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Makai.

  • Historic Figures

    Makai - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Makai - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Makai.

Personality of the Boy Name Makai

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Makai

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