US Popularity:4758
Other Origin(s):Scandinavian, Danish, German, Thai
Meaning:Very, extreme; Free; To take; Habitational surname
Originating from Chinese culture, Tai is a gender-neutral name with great power, as one of its favored meanings is "very" or "extreme." Parents who strive for a name that will reflect baby’s greatness are sure to love this short but meaningful choice. One of Tai's meanings in the Tai-Kadai family of languages is "free," however it may have more definitions depending on the characters used to spell it. This multi-faceted name is also a habitational surname for many places throughout China and Southeast Asia. Not stopping there, Tai is a masculine Scandinavian and German name from the Old Danish taka, or taki, meaning "to take," for the baby ready to take life by the reins.

Tai Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Tai is currently #2223 on The Bump
Boy:Tai is currently #1248 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Tai is currently #1555 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Tai is currently #4758 in U.S. births
Boy:Tai is currently #2676 in U.S. births
Girl:Tai is currently #7176 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 71
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Tai

  • Behind the Name, Tai, December 2022

  • WordSense Dictionary, Tai

  • Ancestry, Tai

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Tai, December 2023

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