Meaning and Origin
What does the name Wai mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- 2 submissions from New Zealand and the United States agree the name Wai means "Water" and is of Maori / Hawaiian origin.
- A user from the United Kingdom says the name Wai means "wisdom in Chinese".
Borrowing from Thai ไหว้ (wâi, “a gesture of thanks”).
- A Thai greeting wherein the palms are brought together in front of the face or chest, sometimes accompanied with a bow.
Phonetic respelling of why.
wai was also found in the following language(s): 'Are'are, Aka-Bea, Arosi, Buli (Indonesia), Central Tagbanwa, Duri, Fijian, Gothic, Hawaiian, Japanese, Kambera, Kapingamarangi, Lamaholot, Lau, Malay, Mamasa, Mamuju, Mandarin, Maori, Masiwang, Nauete, Neko, Omba, Oroha, Owa, Palu'e, Pitjantjatjara, Raga, Sa'a, Sikaiana, Tae', Tangoa, Torres Strait Creole, Viti, Waima'a, and Waropen