What does Dai mean?
Dai [dai] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Dai) is pronounced dah-ee. It is of Japanese and Welsh origin, and the meaning of Dai is "large; to shine". A Welsh short form or nickname for David.
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(female) Dadi, Dair, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Dai?
Dai is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#11060 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Dai (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 are Dave, Daven, Davey, Davi (#1701 last year), David (#18), Davie, Davin (#955), Davis (#474), Davon (#1153) and Davy. Adoption of these forms of Dai was at its most widespread in the 1960s (adoption of 3.9%) and has become significantly diminished since (adoption 0.7%, ▼83%), with versions such as Davon becoming less in vogue. Davis is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Dai is pronounced similarly to Da-, Daw, Dawe, Day, Daye, De-, Dee▼, Dewi, Dewie, Dow and Dowe. Other recommended names are Cai, Dag, Dain, Dal, Dan▼, Dani, Dar, Dax▲, Hai, Jai, Kai▲ and Rai. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dai.See names in meaning and etymology.