Shea

Shea - A very unique male name



  Aug 17,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Shea, meaning the stately, dauntless one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1968 on position #1046. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Shea and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Shea? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Shea. The baby boy name Shea was given to 76 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1347 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 21,593 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Shea peaked in popularity 33 years ago in 1984 on position 556.



Famous with this name

Shea Whigham
John Shea
Leslie Shea


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Shea is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Shea is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #407 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,790.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Shea is where you live.


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Shea origin and meaning

Shea is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means the stately, dauntless one. To see famous people named Shea, pop culture references for the name Shea and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Shea

We've found the following names that sound similar to Shea, sorted by popularity.

Sage / Shay / Sky / Skye / Shia / Shaya / Sasha / Shigeo / Sekou / Sai /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121347
20111133
20101439
20091211
20081321
20071133
20061006
20051002
2004894
2003861
2002771
2001952
2000998
1999975
19981121
1997851
1996944
1995802
1994811
1993884
1992808
1991780
1990723
1989674
1988636
1987558
1986556
1985578
1984556
19831100
1982966
19811052
19801017
1979960
1978903
19771001
1976956
1975910
19741034
1973921
1972959
19711416
19701213
19691116
19681046

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts407
New York631
Wisconsin755
New Jersey930
Michigan998
Pennsylvania1003
California1406
Florida1790

Even more about Shea


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Shea a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Shea?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1984
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Shea
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 21,593
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1968
2012 births +76

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