Bai Name Meaning

Chinese : according to legend, this name comes from Bai Huang, the name of a prehistoric Chinese leader. At a later date, the kingdom of Bai in the area of present-day Henan province gave its name to descendants of its ruling clan. The Chinese character for this name may also mean ‘cypress’. Chinese : from the name of the Victorious Duke Bai of the kingdom of Chu, who lived during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). This Chinese character may also mean ‘white’ or ‘clear’. Korean: variant of Pae.

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

Similar surnames: Bao, Ban, Ba, Lai, Cai, Hai, Pan, Bau, Bain, Bi

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Bai.

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  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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