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Shay - Meaning of Shay

What does Shay mean?

[ 1 syll. (s)hay, sh-ay ] The baby boy name Shay is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is -SHey- †. Shay is used chiefly in the Irish and English languages, and its origin is Celtic.

Shay is a variant of the name James (English and Hebrew) in the Irish language.

Shay is also a variant of the name Seamus (Irish, Scottish, and English) in the English language.

Shay is also a variant spelling of the name Shea (English and Irish) in the English language.

See also the related categories, celtic and irish.

Shay is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 1991, 0.007% of baby boys were given the name Shay. Its ranking then was #838. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is today of very modest use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Shay, James was the most regularly used. There were times from 1970 to 1974 that the name Shay was given more often to girls, but it is slightly more popular as a baby boy name today.

Baby names that sound like Shay include Schay, Shae, Shai, Shaye, Shea, Saa, Sach, Sachee, Sae, Saege, Sage, Saige, Saje, Sake, Sakue, Sash, Satch, Saw, Sax, and Saxe.

† Pronunciation for Shay: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"


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