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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ty-EES Meaning of Thais: "beloved, bandage" Origin of Thais: Greek

Thais Origin and Meaning

The name Thais is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "beloved, bandage".

A paramour of Alexander the Great and the heroine of a Jules Massenet opera based on the life of a fourth century Egyptian saint, this name is nothing if not dramatic.

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imandene Says:

2018-02-16T03:45:56

LOVE this name!

Thaïs Jin Says:

2017-10-04T18:35:36

My name is Thaïs, which I spell with the diaeresis on the letter i. I'm rather surprised there's no comment under this name. I like how this name is associated with the Greek companion to Alexander the Great, as well as Massenet's opera. I pronounce my name differently from what's given on this website though. TAH-i-s or tah-EES. The former is what most English speakers around me would use and the latter is what I heard from the opera (likely a French pronunciation?) Due to how uncommon this name is and how the pronunciation is often butchered, and the misconception that the name is somehow associated with Thailand, lately I've been considering a name change to Thalia.