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What does Jai mean?

Jai Pronunciation of Jai [jai] as a name for boys is a Latin name, and the meaning of the name Jai is "blue crested bird". Jai is an alternate spelling of Jay (Latin).

Associated with: bird.


Jai has 3 variants: Jae, Jaye and Jeh.

Creative forms:
(male) Jaro, Juai, ..

(female) Ja, Jadi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jai Bronson (J.B.), ..

How popular is Jai?

Jai is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#121780 out of 150436, Top 81%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jai entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #1026 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #1243 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jai name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jai outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Jai (#1243 a year ago) ranked in the Top 2000 are Jay (#394 a year ago) and Jaye. Other forms, like Jeh, are uncommon. These forms of Jai reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (median #1318) and have become much less popular since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jai, Jay, Jaye in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jai, Jay outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jai is pronounced similarly to Ja-, Je-, Joao, Joe and Joey. Other suggested similar names are Cai, Dai, Hai, Jair, Jak, Jan, Jaq, Javi, Jax, Kai and Rai. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jai.

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