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Thai

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How popular is the baby name Thai in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 6 0 6
1976 10 0 10
1977 15 0 15
1978 16 0 16
1979 20 0 20
1980 22 9 13
1981 37 9 28
1982 41 13 28
1983 40 0 40
1984 22 0 22
1985 25 0 25
1986 38 0 38
1987 27 0 27
1988 31 0 31
1989 27 5 22
1990 23 0 23
1991 29 0 29
1992 33 5 28
1993 36 0 36
1994 35 0 35
1995 36 0 36
1996 38 6 32
1997 40 9 31
1998 36 10 26
1999 45 10 35
2000 43 0 43
2001 41 8 33
2002 45 10 35
2003 51 9 42
2004 52 10 42
2005 52 10 42
2006 40 9 31
2007 49 13 36
2008 39 7 32
2009 36 6 30
2010 22 0 22
2011 31 9 22
2012 18 5 13
2013 22 5 17
2014 19 7 12
2015 22 6 16

Fun Facts about the name Thai

  • How many people with the first name Thai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,310 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 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thai is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 10 babies in California have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Thai: Your name in reverse order is Iaht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hait. 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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Popularity of Thai as a first name

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Popularity of Thai as a last name

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Common last names for Thai

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Le
  • Yang

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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Thai" mean? The list below shows the origins of Thai as well as things modernly associated with the name Thai such as celebrities named Thai.

Vietnamese

Origin and Meaning of Thai

The name "Thai" is of Vietnamese origin, and it means "Person of Thailand". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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.
Senses
  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")

Other Inspirations for the Name Thai

Thai Airways
Thai Basil
Thai By Thai
Thai Food
Thai Iced Tea
Thai Peppers
Thai Xing
Thai Restaurant
Thai Shirlington
Thai Square

What does the name Thai mean?

Tis for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

His for honest, something you hold dear.

Ais for approachable, constantly meeting new people

Iis for intense, your zest of living.

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