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Origin and popularity of the name CHAY

Origin

Chay : 1: Amerindian (Guatemala and Mexico): Mayan name from a term denoting a cultivated nettle (Jatropha aconitifolia) known as chaya.2: Korean: variant of Chae.3: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 謝 (see Xie 1) 蔡 (see Cai 1) 崔(see Cui) and 齊 (see Qi 1).4: Cambodian: written ចាយ of Chinese origin (compare 3 above). The surname ចាយ also corresponds to the Khmer word meaning e.g. ‘to disperse’ and archaically ‘newly opened’ (of flower buds).5: Cambodian: written ឆាយ same as Chhay.6: Jewish (from the Middle East): variant of Hay.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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