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Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

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Boy Name: Shay

Name: Shay
Pronunciation: \shay\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Shay's also a girl name)
Meaning: admirable
Origin: Gaelic
Sounds Like: Shai, Shaw, Shaye, Shae
Similar Names: Shad, Shan, Shayn, Shaq, Shays
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 3699


Shay \shay\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Shay), is a variant of Shea (Gaelic), and the meaning of Shay is "admirable".

The baby name Shay sounds like Shai, Shaw, Shaye and Shae. Other similar baby names are Shad, Shan, Shayn, Shaq and Shays.


Shay is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#3699 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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