[ 1 syll. (s)hea, sh-ea ] The baby boy name Shea is also used as a girl name, and it is more commonly a girl name. Its pronunciation is -SHey- †. Shea is used predominantly in the English and Irish languages, and it is derived from Celtic origins. The name's meaning is admirable. Seaghdh (Scottish), Seaghdha (Old Irish), and Segda (Old Irish) are older forms of Shea.
See also the related form, Deshea.
Shea is an uncommon baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 1986, 0.015% of baby boys were given the name Shea. It ranked at #527 then. The baby name has since steeply declined in popularity, and is currently of very modest use. Within all boy names in its group, Shea was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. There were times from 1970 to 1987 when more boys than girls were named Shea, but currently it is more often than not a girl name. In 2005, the name Shea was given to 2 times as many girls than boys.
† Pronunciation for Shea: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"