Last name origins & meanings:
- Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic hayy
‘alive’. Al-Hayy, ‘the Living’, is one of the attributes of Allah.
- Chinese: from the name of Hai Qun, a senior
minister of the state of Wei during the Spring and Autumn period
(722–481 bc). The character for this name also means
- Vietnamese: unexplained.
- Jewish (Israeli): ornamental name from Hebrew chai ‘alive’, ‘vivid’.
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