What does Shai mean?
Shai /shai/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of Hebrew and Aramaic origin, and the meaning of Shai is "gift".
Related boy name: Shea.
VariationsKreatif forms: Shaiia, Shaike, Shaise. [more]
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)
The only prominent alternative form of Shai (not in Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000 is Shea. This boy name reached the peak of its popularity in 1990 (usage of 0.317%) and is now much less popular, with Shea becoming less fashionable. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Shai and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shai is alike in pronunciation to Chai, Shae, Shaw, Shay, Shaye and Shia. Other recommended similar baby names are Shad, Shadi, Shan, Shani, Shaq and Si. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shai.