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Girl Names Ending with -ai

Ai ending baby names and what they mean, with 18 results. -ai names are used more often as masculine names. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity in 2018 (ADOPTION OF 0.1%), except for names like Mai which have become somewhat dated. Sarai (#408) and Kai (#854) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this list, while Wai (TOP 16%) and Thai (3%) are popular -ai last names.

-ai names

Abbigai - Sherai

Var. of Abigail. Root fr. Hebrew language. "Father of exaltation." Albigai and Ambigai are creative forms.

Derived fr. Hebrew element. "God is just." Alai is a slightly favored kid's name.

Stems fr. Vietnamese element. "Feminine." Cai is not often adopted as a birth name. Gender-neutral name.

Chantarai, Chantai
Forms of Chantal. Source fr. Old French. "Stone." Outside Top 2000.

Origin fr. Japanese language. "Great." Gender-neutral name. Dai is sparsely used as a feminine name, appearing frequently (TOP 7%) as a last name.

Var. of Gay. From Old French language. "Blithe, cheerful." A quirky girls' name, Gai is found more commonly as a surname.

Janae and variants

Jenai, Janai
Var. of Janae. Stems fr. American language. A favored contemporary variant of Jan .. Not in popularity charts.


Var. of Kay. Most often used as a short .. Cross-gender use. Kai was favored as a baby name less than a decade ago and has remained common.

Root fr. Hawaiian language. "The sea." Also used for boys. Kai became less popular in 2018, dropping -46 rankings as a baby name to reach #854.

Var. of La-. Derivative of American. Combination of the La prefix with .. Lanai is not a Top 2000 name.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ai names: Janai, Kai, Mai, Sarai

Lanai2, var. Lenai
Root fr. Hawaiian language. "Porch." Not Top 2000 names.


Nickname of Margit and Maria. Less common today. Mai was last listed in 1999 in the Top 2000.

Form of Rosae. .. Rose with the ae ending. Unusual. Compare Rosai with common last names Rifai (UPPER 51%), Gosai (77%), which also end with -ai. See also Risa.


Form of Sarah. Derivative of Hebrew element. "Princess." Sarai was popular as a birth name presently. See also Sharay.

Form of Shadiya. Based on Arabic language. "Singer." Rather quirky as a baby name. See also Shadoe.

Form of Shanti. Derived fr. Hindi language. "Peaceful." Unusual. Shantai is not listed in the US Demographics. See also Shawntae.

Form of Sharde. Based on Yoruban word. "Honor confers a crown." Outside Top 2000.

Form of Cheryl. Root fr. French, Greek elements. "Cherry fruit; green gemstone." Not that prominent as a children's name. See also Sera.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -ai names for girls.

1. Abbigai - Sherai
Abigail [Abbigai], Adlai, Cai, Chantal [Chantai, Chantarai], Dai, Gay [Gai], Janae [Jenai, Janai], Kay [Kai], Kai, La- [Lanai], Lanai [Lenai], Mai, Rosae [Rosai], Sarah [Sarai], Shadiya [Shadai], Shanti [Shantai], Sharde [Shardai], Cheryl [Sherai]

Usage comparison for -ai names