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What does Shaye mean?

Shaye [shaye] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Shaye). Shaye's root is Gaelic, and the name Shaye means "admirable". Shaye is an alternate form, with the suffix -ye, of Shea (Gaelic): from Seaghdha.

Associated with: gaelic.


Shaye has 3 variants: Shae, Shai and Shay.

Shaye has 2 more alternative forms via Shea: Shaylon and Shays.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Saaye, Shaaye, ..

(female) Shala, Shase, ..

How popular is Shaye?

Shaye is a rare given name for men. Shaye is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent alternative forms of Shaye (outside Top 2000) are Shae, Shai, Shay and Shea (#1512 in 2014). Other variants, like Shays, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Shaye was at its most widespread in 1990 (median #1244) and is now significantly lower (#1878, 72% less usage). Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Shaye and affiliated names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shae, Shai, Shay, Shea in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Shaye is alike in pronunciation to Chai, Chayo, Che, Shaw and Shia. Other recommended names are Daye, Faye, Graye, Jaye, Kaye, Raye, Sage, Saxe, Sayer, Sayge, Sayre, Shaan, Shad, Shadd, Shade, Shadi, Shadoe, Shaine, Shaka, Shan, Shane, Shanen, Shani, Shann, Shaq, Shaque, Shaul, Shaun, Shawn, Shayan, Shayn, Shayne, Skye, Slade, Slayde, Swayn, Swayne and Traye. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shaye.