Girl name origins & meanings
- Hindi : Variety; beauty
Family name origins & meanings
- 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 nameLew ‘lion’ (see Lew 2).