Scroll down to see more original designs of Kai in Japanese The name Kai when pronounced kie in Japanese is with the romaji kai.
Kai as a non-Japanese name is properly rendered in Japanese using katakana. We also offer Kai in hiragana which generally is considered to be more feminine. Kai in hiragana is .
Note that both katakana and hiragana only render syllable sounds. Either may be used and you don't have to worry about any bad or unintended meanings because they don't have any - they are like English letters and simply sound out the name in Japanese characters.
Translations You Can Trust Look up Kai in Jeffrey's J/E Dictionary at Kai. The popular Japanese site Movie Walker has at least one celebrity named Kai that uses this translation to Japanese.
Kai Japanese Tattoo and Kanji Art
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
Names often have meanings which translate nicely to kanji. The name Kai originally meant "Sea" which in kanji is umi written
If you are only interested in the meaning of the name Kai then click on the kanji on the left for all the available options. Though remember that Sea is a meaning of Kai and not the name itself.
We also offer designs below that have both the pronunciation of Kai kana and the meaning in kanji. These beautiful designs translate both aspects of the name to Japanese.
Learn more about the etymology of Kai at Babynamer and BehindTheName. Kai's meaning can also be confirmed on page 388 in The Comprehensive Dictionary of English & Hebrew First Names by Alfred J. Kolatch. Kai's meaning can also be confirmed on page 15 in A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Paperback Reference) by Hanks, Hardcastle, and Hodges.
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For Tattoos: Immediately get your tattoo design - As soon as you order you will be given a link to get the design. There is no waiting!And we provide you with everything you need for the perfect Japanese tattoo including the line art (also called a stencil) that your tattoo artist will need to correctly ink the design. Just print the design and take it to your favorite tattoo artist. Getting the perfect Japanese Tattoo is now safe and easy!
We are also pleased to offer Kai in Japanese as an original work of art personally created by Master Takase when your order is placed. This beautiful work of art will be completed in about two days and shipped from Takase Studios from the beautiful state of Washington.
We have several options for unframed art and one framed option. Each is on handmade Japanese paper which we purchase directly from papermakers in Kochi Japan. This unique paper is perfect for Western-style framing and really brings out the beauty of the brush strokes.
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