Shai: What a Gift!

meaning of the name shai in hebrew

What is the meaning of name shai?

There’s a certain charm to one-syllable names. Within the Hebrew language, there are multiple words for “gift,” yet none compare to the sweetness conveyed by Shai.

Original Language + Form: Hebrew שַׁי

Range of Meanings: Present or tribute (gift)

Concept: Giving something costly as homage.

References or Context: Shai appears three times in the Old Testament in reference to gifts being given to God.

At that time tribute will be brought to the Lord of hosts from a people tall and smooth, from a people feared near and far, a nation mighty and conquering, whose land the rivers divide, to Mount Zion, the place of the name of the Lord of hosts. Isaiah 18:7

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