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Shay meaning and name origin
Shay \shay\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Shay), has the meaning "admirable" and is a variant of Shea (Gaelic): from Seaghdha.
Shay has 3 variant forms: Shae, Shai, Shaye.
Shay is also pronounced similarly to Chai, Chayo, Shaw and Shia. Other suggested similar baby names are Shad, Shan, Shaq, Shayn, Shays and Sky.
Popularity of Shay
Shay is not a popular first name for males but 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 boys (2012 statistics). Compare Shay with its variant forms and related boy baby names.