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Gender: Unisex

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Life, Victory, Triumph

Pronunciation: Ch-ai, tʃaɪ, CH AY

Popularity Rank: #5,928

On this page:

  • 1. Chai Meaning
  • 2. Chai Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Chai
  • 4. Translations of Chai
  • 5. Chai Name Popularity
  • 6. Chai popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Chai
  • 8. Chai Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Chai

Chai Meaning

Derived from the Hebrew word for life, Chai symbolizes vitality, energy, and living in the present moment. It is a popular name in Jewish culture, often used as a blessing for health and happiness.

Chai also means "Life, Victory, Triumph".

Chai is commonly found in Malaysia, Morocco, Singapore, and 64 more countries.

Chai Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: Ch-ai

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): tʃaɪ

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: CH AY

CH: Pronounce as in "cheese" (CH IY Z)

AY: Pronounce as in "say" (S EY)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

How to pronounce Chai?

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Translations of Chai

Chai Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Chai is recorded 9,699 times globally, ranking it as the 5,928th most common name worldwide.

Chai is most prevalent in Malaysia, with 5,390 occurrences, making it the 154th most popular name in the country.

In Malaysia, the name Chai is found among 1 in every 369 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Chai Popularity by Country

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Malaysia#1541 : 369
Morocco#1,3991 : 1,016
Singapore#3911 : 575
Algeria#2,7741 : 3,343
Tunisia#2,1481 : 2,064
United States of America#8,3981 : 7,067
Hong Kong#1,2831 : 1,920
France#8,2351 : 10,031
Saudi Arabia#22,6411 : 32,866
Israel#4,9581 : 3,902
Philippines#1,4901 : 3,195
Palestine#5,8121 : 5,533
United Kingdom#9,2841 : 9,789
Brunei Darussalam#3881 : 1,624
United Arab Emirates#12,5371 : 21,173
Kuwait#7,7141 : 13,785
Netherlands#8,6521 : 9,728
Brazil#11,8921 : 23,191
Canada#8,9901 : 10,826
China#1,7731 : 4,552
Qatar#8,2001 : 14,839
Italy#26,6791 : 40,777
Mexico#18,6271 : 33,363
Macao#1,9841 : 4,337
Taiwan#3,0911 : 9,141
Belgium#8,7471 : 13,127

List of countries the name Chai is rarely found

Chai popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Chai from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Chai

Nicknames for Chai

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Chai Name Poster

Chai Name Poster

Names similar to Chai

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