The vast majority of Thai people have two names: their full, official name, and a nickname. Unlike in many countries, however, the nickname is chosen by the parents and given at birth, often before the official name has been chosen and registered!
How do Thai names work?
Thai naming conventions arrange names as follows: [given name] [FAMILY NAME]. For example, Somchai THEERAVIT (male) and Parfun VAIYASINGHA (female). The given name (or ‘personal name’) is chosen at birth as the individual’s personal identifier. It is generally considered the most important aspect of a person’s name.
How do Thai people call each other?
In both a formal and informal situation, Thai people greet each other with the word ‘sawadee’ followed by ‘kah’ for females and ‘kraap’ (soft r) for males. It is normal to refer to someone of a perceived higher status by the title ‘Khun’ (Mr/Ms) followed by their first name.
What is the most common Thai name?
THE MOST POPULAR THAI FEMAIL NAMES
- Achara: This Thai female name means pretty angel.
- Apinya: This female name in Thailand means magical power.
- Boonsri: The name means beautiful.
- Busarakham: This means yellow sapphire gem.
- Duangkamol: This means from the heart.
- Gamon/Kamon: This female Thai name means heart.
Can you kiss in Thailand?
* It is not polite to express your private affection by hugging and kissing your partener in public places. Holding hands is OK for foreigners, but rarely seen at locals.
Why do Thai names start with P?
“Pee” means brother or sister with regard to someone familiar to you of similar or greater age. It doesn’t mean they are a blood relation – just someone familiar. “Nong” is the equivalent word for anyone younger than you. Nong, on its own, can also be used to summon a waiter/waitress at a restaurant.
Is it disrespectful to call a Thai person by their name?
Calling Thais with their official name is not disrespectful. We do use our first name a lot and we don’t mind if anyone call us with our full name. It’s just too long and formal so we tend to use nickname among family and friends.
What is the longest word in Thai?
1st place – Kruung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok PhoP Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. This is an unimaginable long name of the city in Thailand.
What does Buri mean in Thai?
”buri” = ” mueng” in Thai, means city or town. ‘buri’ is used when it calls for a more formality.
What are Thai last names?
Most Common Last Names In Thailand