What does Shai mean?
Shai /shai/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew and Aramaic origin, and the meaning of Shai is "gift".
Related boy name: Shea.
(male) Shaiki, Shairi, ..
(female) Shaimi, Shaisi, ..
How popular is Shai?
Shai is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#141788 out of 150436, Top 94%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name history of Shai for boys. Shai entered the list in 1993 and reached its top position of #1895 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other prominent alternative form of Shai rated in the Top 2000 is Shea (#1512 in recent rankings). These relations of Shai were favored by parents in 2002 and are now much less popular.
Shai is alike in pronunciation to Chai, Chayo, Che, Shae, Shaw, Shay, Shaye and Shia. Other recommended names are Cai, Dai, Hai, Itai, Jai▲, Kai▲, Mihai, Rai, Saad, Said, Sail, Sal, Sam▼, Sami, Seal, Sean▼, Shaan, Shad▼, Shadd, Shade, Shadi, Shafik, Shafiq, Shafir, Shaine, Shaka, Shakil, Shakir, Shamir, Shan, Shane▼, Shani, Shann, Shaq, Sharif, Shashi, Shaul, Shaun▼, Shawn▼, Shayn, Shays, Shem, Shep, Shug, Si, Sohan, Stan▼, Swain and Trai. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shai.