Our Thai name database contains 8.626 Thai first names and 1.823 Thai surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Thai name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. Asia is not very well organised and only have a few open data initiatives. The list of names from countries like have a reasonable quality but are limited. The Thai names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Thai names as well. To create the Thai name database we used 24.703 validated Thai social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Thai first names

In Thailand, parents typically choose a first name for their child based on tradition and cultural significance. They often consult with Buddhist monks or astrologers to determine an auspicious name that will bring good luck and prosperity to the child. Some families also choose names that have a meaningful connection to their family or ancestors. In addition, many Thai names have specific meanings and are chosen based on the gender of the child and the parents' preferences.

Popular male Thai names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
John 165 1.1% American British Canadian
David 152 1.0% American British Spanish
Michael 137 0.9% American British German
Mark 127 0.8% American British Dutch
James 111 0.7% British American Australian
Dark 107 0.7% American British French
Paul 105 0.7% British American Dutch
Little 104 0.7% American British Brazilian
Peter 102 0.7% British American Dutch
Mike 88 0.6% American British Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 24.703 Thai social media profiles from which 15.146 (61%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Thai names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Noo 50 0.5% British Egyptian American
Min 48 0.5% Bamar American South Korean
Kim 45 0.5% American British Dutch
Happy 45 0.5% American British Indian
So 42 0.4% Brazilian American French
Nut 42 0.4% American British Italian
May 42 0.4% American Brazilian British
Blue 40 0.4% American British French
Sarah 35 0.4% British American Canadian
Man 34 0.4% American British Mahoran
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 24.703 Thai social media profiles from which 9.557 (39%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Thai surnames

In Thailand, surnames typically follow the father's surname. Children take on their father's surname as their own surname. However, some women may choose to keep their maiden name after marriage, and in certain cases, a child may take on the mother's surname if the parents are not married. The use of surnames in Thailand is not as rigid as in some western cultures, and it is common for people to use only one name.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Lee 100 0.4% American British South Korean
Man 82 0.3% American British Nigerian
Love 76 0.3% American British Canadian
Boy 76 0.3% American British Nigerian
Smith 75 0.3% American British Canadian
Thai 63 0.3% American Vietnamese British
Chan 63 0.3% American Hong Konger British
Wong 55 0.2% American Hong Konger Canadian
Za 54 0.2% Mahoran Indonesian Mexican
Girl 52 0.2% American British Brazilian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 24.703 Thai social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.