Gender: Male Origin of Shay: Phonetic spelling of Shea or Shai Meaning of Shea: Irish, "the stately, dauntless one"

Shay Origin and Meaning

The name Shay is a boy's name of Hebrew, Irish origin.

Shay has an old-fashioned feel due to its association with the word for a kind of horse-drawn carriage and at the same time seems modern thanks to its simple straightforwardness. Use Shay as a phonetic equivalent of the Irish surname Shea or the Hebrew male name Shai, or as an abbreviated form of such names as Seamus or Shane.

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CocoWhite Says:


Of course. Shay is a unisex name, after all. I think it would be a great idea.

Guest Says:


The name Shay for boys is the Irish variation of James, "supplanter". I have been looking for a way to honor my Uncle James who died in a car accident when he was 16. But I wanna use Shay for a girl. Do you think I can still honoring my uncle by using the name on a girl?