Meaning and Origin of: Lai

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hindi : Variety; beauty

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Chinese : from the name of a state called Lai (in present-day Henan province), which existed during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). Descendants of the ruling class of this state adopted its name as their surname.
  • Chinese : Cantonese variant of Li 2.
  • Vietnamese : unexplained.
  • Polish : dialect variant of the personal name Lew ‘lion’ (see Lew 2).