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Boy Name: Shea

Name: Shea
Pronunciation: \shea\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Shea's also a girl name)
Meaning: admirable
Origin: Gaelic
Sounds Like: Shia, Che, Shaw
Variant forms: Shae, Shai, Shay, Shaye, Shaylon, Shays
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1001


Shea \shea\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Shea), is pronounced shay. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shea is "admirable". From Seaghdha. Also possibly "from the fairy fort". Surname occasionally used as a given name or middle name.

Shea has 6 variant forms: Shae, Shai, Shay, Shaye, Shaylon and Shays.

Baby names that sound like Shea are Shia, Che and Shaw.


Shea is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1001 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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