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What does Gai mean?

Gai /gai/ as a name for girls is of Old French origin, and the meaning of the name Gai is "blithe, cheerful". Gai is a variant form of Gay (Old French) with the suffix -i.

Associated with: cheerful (joy)


Gai has 2 variants: Gae and Gaye.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Gaie, Glai, ..

(male) Gaigo, Gailo, ..

How popular is Gai?

Gai is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#51809 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of Gai and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Gai (unlisted) are Gay and Gaye. Adoption of these forms of Gai reached its peak 7 decades ago (adoption of 0.03%), but now, the form Gay has become less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gay, Gaye in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gai and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Gai is pronounced similarly to Gaea, Gaia, Gaiea and Gaill. Other recommended names are Cai, Dai, Gabi, Gail, Gal, Gavi, Kai and Mai. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gai.