Meaning:Rely on, depend on; Song; Medieval poem
Lai is a gender-neutral name with Chinese, English, and French roots. Typically used as a Chinese surname, Lai can translate to “rely on” or “depend on.” While this can remind baby that they can always rely on you for support, it can also encourage them to be a strong shoulder for others to lean on. Lai may also come from the Old French and Old English lai and lay, meaning “song” or “lyric.” Back in the day, a lay was a medieval epic poem that focused on moments of heroism. For a name that encourages baby to hone their writing skills or be the hero in their own story, Lai packs plenty of power.
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