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What does Gai mean?

Gai Pronunciation of 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).

Associated with: cheerful (joy).


Gai has 2 variants: Gae and Gaye.

Creative forms:
(female) Gafi, Gaie, ..

(male) Garo, Grav, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gai Brooklyn (G.B.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Gai (unlisted) are Gay and Gaye. Adoption of these forms of Gai reached its peak 8 decades ago (adoption of 0.03%), but now, the form Gay has become less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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.

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