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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 12 Views | 🔊 11 Pronunciations
✔️ Fact Checked by Olivia Musembi (Senior Content Writer)

Gender: Unisex

Origin: Hawaiian

Meaning: Resting place around the ...

Pronunciation: Kah-wah-ee, /ˈkaʊ.aɪ/, K AW AY

Popularity Rank: #450,989

On this page:

  • 1. Kauai Meaning
  • 2. Kauai Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Kauai
  • 4. Translations of Kauai
  • 5. Kauai Name Popularity
  • 6. Kauai popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Kauai Name Poster
  • 8. Names similar to Kauai

Kauai Meaning

The name Kauai is of Hawaiian origin and means 'place around the neck' or 'resting place around the neck'. It is the name of one of the Hawaiian islands known for its natural beauty and lush landscapes.

Kauai also means "Resting place around the neck".

Kauai is found in United States of America, Brazil, Italy, and 9 more countries.

Kauai Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: Kah-wah-ee

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈkaʊ.aɪ/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: K AW AY

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

AW: Pronounce as in "cow" (K AW)

AY: Pronounce as in "say" (S EY)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

How to pronounce Kauai?

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  • English (India)
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Translations of Kauai

Kauai Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Kauai is recorded 34 times globally, ranking it as the 450,989th most common name worldwide.

Kauai is most prevalent in United States of America, with 16 occurrences, making it the 64,700th most popular name in the country.

Kauai Popularity by Country

Kauai popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Kauai from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

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Kauai Name Poster

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Names similar to Kauai


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