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I first came across this variant in the excellent novel "Olivia and Jai" by Rebecca Ryman. For a long time, I assumed it was pronounced "jye" (rhymes with "eye"). But then the authoress used a Hindu phrase I knew how to pronounce, in which "ai" sounded like "ay."
Phoenix Flower  10/1/2005
I love this name. I know a couple of people with this name pronounced Jye.
jazzi  1/2/2006
Jai Rodriguez is an actor and the culture expert on the American television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2006
Jai (or Jay) means Victory in the Sanskrit language. I think of it now more of a English name. I live in Melbourne where I've heard that name too many times and everyone with the name was of Anglo descent.
― Anonymous User  4/4/2007
Can be a girls name as well.
― Anonymous User  11/3/2007
In French, "j'ai" means "I have".
nessime  1/31/2008
Jai Brooks is a member of an Australian youtube comedy group called the Janoskians. In his case it's pronounced JAY.
enchy  2/1/2013
Randy Pausch's widow, Jai, bears this name. In her case, the name is feminine and is pronounced like "JAY."
― Anonymous User  5/7/2013
Jai Courtney was a former Australian model and currently an actor.
highexpectasians  4/7/2016
I am perplexed at the use of Jai in English for the name I would spell Jay. The last letter is the same as the first letter of yoga and yantra. It is not the same as the first letter of Indra or Ishta. So why the "i".
purnar  7/11/2017
Sounds like the namer was mad.
urface  10/19/2017
Every single Jai I have ever met has been awesome. Except for one. They sucked.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2017
Jai is a short name with a fantastic sound, JAY.
bhgargpatiala  11/17/2017
Jai in Hindi or Sanskrit means victory as a noun or can be used as an adjective. It's a name used in India. Don't quite know what the Australian version is...
Gul_roh  12/22/2017

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