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Meaning and name origin

Shea \shea\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Shea), is pronounced shay. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shea is "admirable". Also possibly (Irish, Gaelic) "from the fairy fort". Basketball player Shea Ralph.

Shea has 8 variant forms: Shae, Shaelee, Shay, Shayda, Shaye, Shayla, Shaylee and Shaylyn.


Shea is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2270 out of 4276, Top 53%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1001 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shea for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shea name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shea outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shea and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Shayla (#746), Shaylee, Shaylyn, Shaye, Shae and Shea. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shayla, Shaylee, Shae, Shea in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shayla, Shaylee, Shaylyn, Shaye, Shae, Shea outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shea is also pronounced similarly to Sha-, Shaya and She-. Other suggested similar baby names are Rhea, Sheba, Shela, Shena, Sher, Shera, Sheva, Sue and Thea. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shea.


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