Shai

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2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
144
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Shai mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Shai

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  • A submission from Nevada, United States says the name Shai means "Gift or gift from god" and is of Hebrew origin.
  • A user from India says the name Shai is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Gift".
Other origins: Thai and English

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Shai

Shai Agassi is a founder of better place, entrepreneurship, and founderofbetter place. Shai was born on April 19th, 1968 in Ramat Gan.

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Shai Reshef is an entrepreneurship and entrepreneur. Shai was born on September 11th, 1955.

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Shai Linne is a christian hip hop musician. He was most prominent from 2002 to present. Shai was born on August 21st, 1974.

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Shai Maestro is a jazz musician. Shai was born on February 5th, 1987.

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Shai was born on January 25th, 1965 in Kfar Vitkin.

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Shai was born on November 10th, 1993 in Barbados.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Shai

Nachman was born on November 28th, 1946 in Jerusalem. Nachman is also known as Shay and Nahman.

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Isaac Shai is a soccer player for the Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. and South Africa national football team. Isaac was born on February 26th, 1971 in South Africa.

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Siyabulela Shai is a sports team member for the Maritzburg United F.C.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1968 5 5 0
1969 6 6 0
1970 5 5 0
1971 13 6 7
1972 13 8 5
1973 8 8 0
1974 13 6 7
1975 8 8 0
1976 13 5 8
1977 12 12 0
1978 6 6 0
1979 7 0 7
1980 18 11 7
1981 19 10 9
1982 13 7 6
1983 7 0 7
1984 24 13 11
1985 15 7 8
1986 12 7 5
1987 21 11 10
1988 21 13 8
1989 15 7 8
1990 27 11 16
1991 18 11 7
1992 31 19 12
1993 134 90 44
1994 102 63 39
1995 91 53 38
1996 85 57 28
1997 84 59 25
1998 78 51 27
1999 53 36 17
2000 71 45 26
2001 61 38 23
2002 69 34 35
2003 59 25 34
2004 58 25 33
2005 53 26 27
2006 75 41 34
2007 83 41 42
2008 95 40 55
2009 79 34 45
2010 70 25 45
2011 78 34 44
2012 88 33 55
2013 70 20 50
2014 61 26 35
2015 81 31 50
2016 81 30 51
2017 100 35 65
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Shai

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Shai as a first name

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Popularity of Shai as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shai U.S.
  White 71.53% 64.26%
  African American 4.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 17.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shai

People with the last name Shai are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Shai

  • How Popular is the name Shai? Shai is the 6,169th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shai was the 120,187th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,309 babies born with the first name Shai in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shai to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shai? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shai first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shai is Thursday, February 2nd, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Shai born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shai was in 1993 with a total of 90 babies.
  • Random Shai Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shai is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Shai: Your name in reverse order is Iahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hais. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shai? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 144 people with the last name Shai.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shai? Shai is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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