What does Shea mean?
From Seaghdha. Also possibly "from the fairy fort". Surname occasionally used as a given name or middle name.
Shea has 1 feminine form: Shayla.Kreatif forms:
(male) Sheaer, Shean, ..
(female) She, Shla, ..
How 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 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #648 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is presently at #1512. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Shea and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Shea (#1512 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000 are Shae, Shai and Shay. These relations of Shea were favored 2 decades ago and are now much less widespread.
Shea is alike in pronunciation to Chai, Che, Shaw and Shia. Other recommended names are Enea, Lea, O'Shea, Sahel, Seal, Sean▼, Seb, Sela, Shaan, Shad▼, Shaka, Shan, Shaq, Shem, Shep, Shepp, Shiva, Shoda, Shug, Shura, Sima, Spear, Steba (see Stephen), Sten, Sven, Swen and Syed. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shea.