11 Beautiful Thai Names and What They Mean

Funny faces | © momo/Flickr
Funny faces | © momo/Flickr
Thai names are some of the most impressive and fascinating names you will come across. Check out our pick of Thailand‘s top 11 beautiful names and their meanings to find out for yourself!

Apinya

Unisex | Means ‘magical power’ and originates from the Thai language | pronounced AH-phin-yah.

Magical power © Patrick Emerson/Flickr

Anong

Female | Derived from the Thai word ‘gorgeous woman’ | pronounced AH-nong.

Gorgeous woman © Michael Coghlan/Flickr

Arthit

Male | Originates from the Thai word ‘man of the sun’ | pronounced AH-thit.

Man of the sun © Leonid Mamchenkov/Flickr

Chakrii

Male | Means ‘king’ and is a very important name in Thai culture | pronounced JAK-gree.

Thailand’s late king © Dinhin Rakpong-Asoke/Flickr

Duangkamol

Female | Literally meaning ‘from the heart’ | pronounced DOOAN-ga-mohn.

From the heart © David Nguyen/Flickr

Malee

Female | Means ‘flower’ and is a common female name | pronounced MAH-lee.

Flower © Jeremy A.A. Knight/Flickr

Paithoon

Unisex | Derived from the Thai word ‘cat’s eye’ | pronounced phai-TOON.

Cat’s eye © Felinest/Flickr

Preeda

Female | Means ‘joyful’ in the Thai language | pronounced PREE-dah.

Joyful mother and son © Jeffery Wong/Flickr

Somchai

Male | One of the most popular Thai names, means ‘man of worth’ | pronounced SAWM-chie.

A local Thai man © Twentyfour Students/Flickr

Siriporn

Female | Derived from the Thai word ‘blessing of glory’ | pronounced si-ri-PAWN.

A Thai Buddha © Moreno Ted/Flickr

Sunan

Male | Means ‘word of goodness’ in the Thai language | pronounced SOO-nan.