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Girl Name: Shea

Name: Shea
Pronunciation: \shea\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Shea's also a boy name)
Meaning: admirable
Origin: Gaelic
Sounds Like: She-, Sha-, Shaya
Variant forms: Shae, Shaelee, Shay, Shayda, Shaye, Shayla, Shaylee, Shaylyn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2270
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1001


Shea \shea\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Shea), is pronounced shay. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shea is "admirable". Also possibly (Irish, Gaelic) "from the fairy fort". Basketball player Shea Ralph.

Shea has 8 variant forms: Shae, Shaelee, Shay, Shayda, Shaye, Shayla, Shaylee and Shaylyn.

Baby names that sound like Shea are She-, Sha- and Shaya.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Shea.


Shea is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2270 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1001 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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