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Pronounced shy / shie.
Miss Claire  7/29/2006
The only Shai I know is a girl.
bibi66  1/27/2007
I know someone called this, but paired up with another name. Shai - Leigh. I think it's really nice.
Luangi  4/8/2007
Like many other Hebrew masculine names, Shai has also been given to some girls in recent years.
The above poster mentioned the name "Shy-Leigh" - the "li" suffix means "for me" and is added to many names - therefore Shai-li means "gift for me".
noae  7/6/2007
Pronounced "shy".
Emilie007  8/4/2008
The only person I have ever met who has this name pronounces it like Shea (shey).
PandoraPandora  7/21/2010
Shai is also the concept of Fate in Egyptian mythology. Therefore you could use this name as a replacement for Karma or Destiny. Because the Egyptians saw Fate as being without specific gender (sometimes they called it male, sometimes female), you could use this as a genuinely unisex name.
keepitreal  1/27/2011
Another form of the name is Shia, borne by actor Shia LaBeouf.
keepitreal  1/27/2011
Shai was an early 1990s R&B band. Their biggest hit was "If I Ever Fall in Love" in 1992, which also is one of the songs with the 3rd longest time (8 weeks) at #2 on the Billboard charts without moving to #1. They are tied with Deborah Cox, Brian McKnight, and Mario Winans for this record.
bibi66  2/10/2013
My name is Shai. It is pronounced like Shay, Shea, rain, pain, may, bay, Kay.. long A sound... etc... The r&b group pronounces it as the Asian culture would pronounce Thai, Kai, etc.. Either way is acceptable but I would start off saying Shai as, Shay, or Shea... if you are referring to a person... P.s. I know more females with the name "Shay" than male counterparts which are usually named "Shea". The females that go by "Shay" are usually, but not always, using it as a nickname or a shortening of their real name. People with the true name of just Shai, however, are very few and far in between. In all my years, I've never met another Shai. I do love my name and am proud that I am so unique. Which in itself, truly is a "gift".
Shaishai  10/18/2015
I love Shai.
It is a beautiful Hebrew name.
Its sound has something serene.
It is simple and very nice.
Felie  3/17/2016
While there is a rare Hebrew word "Shai" that means gift, this name does not derive from that word but rather is a short form of Yeshayahu, which is the name Isaiah. Shaye has been a nickname for Isaiah among Jews for centuries. [noted -ed]
Dr. Tray  12/7/2016
We gave our daughter the middle name of Shai (we pronounce her name shy) and the reason we gave her the name is she was our ”miracle baby" and we read in a baby name book that the name meant "gift from God" in Hebrew.
Cspacil1  12/28/2016

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