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