Meaning and name origin
Shea \shea\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Shea), is pronounced shay. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shea is "admirable". From Seaghdha. Also possibly "from the fairy fort". Surname occasionally used as a given name or middle name.
There is 1 feminine form of Shea: Shayla.
Shea is not a popular first name for males but a very 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 boys. Shea reached its highest rank of #683 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Shea and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Shea and Shay. (2014 statistics).