[ 1 syll. (c)hi, ch-i ] The baby boy name Chi is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is CH-iy- †.
1: Chi is derived from African-Igbo origins. This is derived from the short form of longer Igbo names starting with the element 'Chi'. In Nigeria, Chi refers to a type of guardian angel.
The name Chee is a variant of Chi.
2: Chi is used chiefly in the Chinese language and it is also derived from Chinese origins. Here, the meaning is careful.
See also the related categories, igbo, god, angel (messenger), guardian (protector), chinese, and element.
Chi is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is listed outside of the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Chi include Chee, Chace, Chae, Chaece, Chaese, Chag, Chaice, Chak, Chao, Chas, Chass, Chasse, Chau, Chay, Chayce, Chayse, Chaz, Chazz, Che, and Cheche.
† English pronunciation for Chi: CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"