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What does Shaye mean?

Shaye Pronunciation of Shaye [shaye] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Shaye) has its root in Gaelic, and the name Shaye means "admirable". Shaye is an alternate form of Shea (Gaelic): from Seaghdha.

Associated with: gaelic.


Shaye has 3 variants: Shae, Shai and Shay.

2 more alternative forms via Shea: Shaylon and Shays.

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

(female) Shala, Shase, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shaye Barry (S.B.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Shaye (outside Top 2000) are Shae, Shai, Shay and Shea (#1646 in 2015). 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 (#1911, 74% less usage). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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.

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