Hai Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic hayy ‘alive’. Al-Hayy, ‘the Living’, is one of the attributes of Allah. Chinese : from the name of Hai Qun, a senior minister of the state of Wei during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). The character for this name also means ‘ocean’. Vietnamese: unexplained. Jewish (Israeli): ornamental name from Hebrew chai ‘alive’, ‘vivid’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Lai, Han, Chai, Dai, Bai, Hadi, Haq, Hain, Cai, Haw

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Hai Family Occupations

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In 1921, Cook was the top reported job for people in the CA named Hai.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cook

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Between 1978 and 2004, in the United States, Hai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hai in 1978 was 47, and 94 in 2004.

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