What does Shay mean?
(female) Sashay, Shaysa, ..
(male) Sha, Shaya, ..
How popular is Shay?
Shay is a very popular first name for females (#2070 out of 4276, Top 48%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3513 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Shay for girls. Shay was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #1111 in the U.S. in 1995, and is at #1575 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Shay and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Shay (#1575 last year) listed in the Top 2000 are Shayla (#746 last year), Shea (#1183), Shaylee (#1444), Shae (#1993), Shaye and Shaylyn. Usage of these relations of Shay was widespread 15 years ago (median #1130) and is now significantly lower.
Shay is alike in pronunciation to Cha-, Chaya▲, Chiyo, Sha-, Shaya, She- and Xia. Other suggested similar names are Bay, Cay, Day, Fay▼, Gay▼, Jay, Kay▼, May▼, Ray▼, Sal, Sam, San, Sean, Shade, Shadi, Shadya, Shaka, Shan, Shan-, Shana▼, Shanay, Shandy, Shane, Shaney, Shani, Shara, Sharay, Shari▼, Sharly, Shary, Sharyl, Sharyn▼, Shaun, Shayan, Shayna▼, Shayne, Sher, Sheray, Shery, Sian, Sky▲, Sofy, Stacy▼, Star, Stasy, Staz, Suky, Susy and Suzy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shay.