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Gender: F Origin of Shay: Phonetic spelling of Shea or Shai

Shay feels at once vintage and modern. This is one case where the phonetic Shay may be preferable to the more authentic Shea or Shai. Ditch all the girly forms -- Shayla, Shayna, and so on -- and go for this stronger, more straightforward name.

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Famous People Named Shay

Shannon Ashley "Shay" Mitchell, Canadian actress
Shay Doron, Israeli basketball player
Shay Astar, American actress and singer
Shay Youngblood, American novelist and playwright
Indie Shay Lewis, daughter of Aaron Lewis

Pop Culture References for the name Shay

Shay Van Buren, main character in the YouTube series "Most Popular Girls in School"
Shay, character from The Uglies Series
Leslie Shay, character on TV's "Chicago Fire"
Carly Shay, main character on TV's "iCarly"