[ 1 syll. dai, da-i ] The baby boy name Dai is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is DAY †.
1: Dai is used chiefly in the Welsh language and its origin is Celtic. It is derived from the element 'dei' meaning to shine.
Dae, Daie, and Daye are variants of Dai.
2: Dai is used predominantly in the Vietnamese language and it is also derived from Vietnamese origins. Here, it means great.
In addition, Dai is a pet form of David in the Welsh language.
See also the related categories, welsh and celtic.
Dai is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Dai, David was the most frequently used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Dai include Daie, Duy, Dye, Dade, Dae, Daith, Daithí, Daoud, Dat, Daw, Dawe, Dawûd, Day, Daye, De, Dee, Des, Dew, Dewann, and Diede.
† English pronunciation for Dai: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)"