What does the name Dalai mean? The meaning of the name Dalai is Ocean. The origin of the name Dalai is Mongolian. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Name Notes: The Dalai Lama is a high priest of Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetans traditionally believe him to be the reincarnation of his predecessors and a manifestation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion.