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pinWhat does Shea mean?

Shea /shea/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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.


Shea has 6 variants: Shae, Shai, Shay, Shaye, Shaylon and Shays.

Shea has 1 feminine form: Shayla.

Kreatif forms: Seshea, Sheado, Shease. [more]

pinHow popular is Shea?

Shea is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#990 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Shea for boys. Shea was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #683 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shea name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Shea and corresponding names. The only other prominent alternative form of Shea ranked in the Top 1000 is Shay. These relations of Shea were favored in 1991 (adoption of 0.2%) and are now less widespread, with the version Shea becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

pinSimilar Names

Shea is alike in pronunciation to Chai, Chayo, Che, Shaw and Shia. Other recommended similar baby names are Shem, Shep, Si, Skie, Sky and Skye. Like Shea, these names are not commonly used.