Gender / Sex: girl (Shay's also a boy name)
Sounds Like: Sha-, Shaya, Shaye, Shae
Similar Names: Shary, Shan
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2070
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 3699
Shay \shay\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Shay), is a variant of Shea (Gaelic), and the meaning of Shay is "admirable".
The baby name Shay sounds like Sha-, Shaya, Shaye and Shae. Other similar baby names are Shary and Shan.
Shay is a very popular first name for women (#2070 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#3699 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)