Shea

Shea - A very unique female name



  Jul 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Shea, meaning the stately, dauntless one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1964 on position #2286. 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 girl name Shea was given to 118 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1347 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 11,977 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Shea peaked in popularity 21 years ago in 1998 on position 700.



Famous with this name

Shea Whigham
John Shea
Steven 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 #350 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,486.

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.

Sue / Susie / Sasha / Skye / Sage / Saige / Sky / Shay / Shae / Suzy /

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
20111303
20101251
20091011
2008951
2007951
2006913
2005773
2004789
2003776
2002832
2001739
2000715
1999818
1998700
1997706
1996739
1995781
1994754
1993865
1992777
1991783
1990931
1989901
1988747
1987782
1986891
1985861
1984903
19831262
19821161
19811103
19801030
19791060
19781185
19771226
19761118
19751135
1974962
19731059
19721118
1971930
19701197
19691255
19682337
19671787
19662137
19642286

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts350
Connecticut515
New Jersey727
Colorado764
New York840
Minnesota909
Pennsylvania1075
Missouri1081
Illinois1157
Ohio1382
Florida1389
California1486

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 female 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
1998
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Shea
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 11,977
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1964
2012 births +118

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