Thai name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Thai mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Thai

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Thailand says the name Thai is of Thai origin and means "Free; Freedom".
  2. A user from Germany says the name Thai is of Chinese origin and means "to be free".
  3. A submission from Trinidad and Tobago says the name Thai means "Great and Powerful" and is of Thai origin.
  4. According to a user from Vietnam, the name Thai is of Vietnamese origin and means "Wisdom/Wise".
  5. A submission from Vietnam says the name Thai means "Intelligent".
  6. According to a user from Germany, the name Thai means "Safe".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Thai
The language of Thailand (Siam); it is a member of the Tai group of languages.
adjective Thai
Of or pertaining to the Thai language, a member of the Tai group of languages.
  1. Of or pertaining to Thailand or its people.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A branch of the Tai languages
  2. A native or inhabitant of Thailand
  3. Of or relating to Thailand ("the Thai border with Laos")
  4. Of or relating to the languages of the Thai people ("Thai tones")
  5. Of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand or its people ("different Thai tribes live in the north")

Borrowed from Thai ไทย (tai).

  1. (countable) A person living in or coming from Thailand.
  2. A domestic cat breed.
  3. (uncountable) The main language spoken in Thailand (closely related to Lao).
  4. (uncountable) Thai cuisine; traditional Thai food.

Thai was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

Notable Persons Named Thai

Notable Persons Named Thai

Thai Ngoc

Thai was born in 1942 in Trung Ha Village, Quế Sơn District of Quảng Nam Province.

Thai Phương

Thai Phương is royalty. She holds the title Princess of Vietnam and Princess ofVietnam. Thai was born on April 30th, 1946 in France.

Thai Sa

He holds the title King of Ayutthaya. His career lasted from 1709 to 1733.

Thai Son Dang

Thai was born on July 2nd, 1958 in Hanoi.

Thai Thanh

Thai was born in 1934 in Hanoi.

Thai Phien

Thai was born in 1882. He died in 1916.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Thai

Notable Persons With the Last Name Thai

Hoàng Văn Thái

Hoàng Văn Thái was a general staff of the vietnam people's army. His military service ended in 1986. Hoàng was born in 1915 in Tiền Hải District. He breathed his last breath on July 2nd, 1986.

Thành Thái

Thành Thái was royalty. He holds the title Emperor of Vietnam. His career lasted from 1889 to 1907. Thành was born as the child of Dục Đức on March 14th, 1879. He left this life on March 24th, 1954.

Minh Thai

Minh Thai is an athlete.

Vico Thai

Vico Thai is an actor. Vico was born Vico Thai on April 16th, 1981.

Loe Thai

He holds the title King of Sukhothai. His career lasted from 1298 to 1323.

Ho Anh Thai

Ho was born in 1960 in Hanoi.

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Common last names for Thai

Common first names for Thai

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Thai U.S.
  White 2.23% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 95.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Thai

People with the last name Thai are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Thai

  • How Popular is the name Thai? Thai is the 8,924th most popular name of all time. As a last name Thai was the 3,089th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Thai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,370 babies born with the first name Thai in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thai to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thai? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Thai first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thai is Wednesday, December 6th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Thai born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thai was in 2000 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Thai Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thai is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Thai: The name spelled backwards is Iaht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aith. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Thai? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,644 people with the last name Thai.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Thai? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Thai as their last name.
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