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Shay meaning and name origin
Shay \shay\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Shay), has the meaning "admirable" and is a variant of Shea (Gaelic): also possibly (Irish, Gaelic) "from the fairy fort".
Shay has 2 variant forms: Shae, Shaye.
Shay is also pronounced similarly to Cha-, Chaya, Sha-, Shaya and She-. Other suggested similar baby names are Shan, Shary and Sky.
Popularity of Shay
Shay is a very popular first name for females (#2070 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3699 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Shay name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Shay with its variant forms and related girl baby names.