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What does Shaye mean?

Shaye \sha-ye\ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Shaye). Shaye's root is Gaelic, and the name Shaye means "admirable". Shaye is a form of Shea (Gaelic): from Seaghdha.


Shaye has 3 variants: Shae, Shai and Shay.

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


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

Prominent alternative forms of Shaye (#unlisted) are Shay and Shea. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread in 1991 (usage of 0.202%) and is now significantly lower, with the form Shea becoming less stylish. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Shaye and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shay, Shea in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shaye is alike in pronunciation to Chayo and Shaw. Other recommended similar baby names are Shade, Shane, Shayn, Shayne and Skye. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shaye.