Thai, also called Siamese, is the official language of Thailand and the native language of the Thai people. Thai belongs to the Tai-Kadai language family and some Thai words are borrowed from Sanskrit, Pali and Old Khmer. Thai is also mutually intelligible with Lao (spoken in Laos). The Thai language has a complex orthography and a highly distinctive script alphabet. Thai is also considered a tonal language which means different tones used to formulate the same word give the word different meanings. If you are considering a Thai baby name keep that in mind as you research name meanings. Baby Name World is a consistent place to begin your research for Thai baby names and name meanings, as well as Hindi, Lao, Korean and Japanese.