US Popularity:3109
Other Origin(s):Gaelic
Meaning:Favorable, stately; Fairy Palace
Shae is a gender-neutral name of Irish and Gaelic origin. Meaning “favorable” or "stately," this honorable name is fitting of any child who will no doubt grow up to be a well-respected adult. The more traditional Old Irish spelling of Shae is Séaghdha, giving it that characteristically Gaelic flare while being pronounced the same way. In Gaelic myth, Séaghdha was saved by his mother after being offered to the gods. The name is also said to possibly mean "fairy palace," as a respelling of Shea, adding to its mystical flair. No matter which spelling you choose, this name is embedded with enough parental love to last a lifetime.

Shae Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Shae is currently #1781 on The Bump
Boy:Shae is currently #1258 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Shae is currently #990 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Shae is currently #3109 in U.S. births
Boy:Shae is currently #9707 in U.S. births
Girl:Shae is currently #3713 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 396
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg, 275. 281

  • Name Doctor, Shae

  • Behind the Name, Shae, May 2020

  • Behind the Name, Séaghdha, June 2023

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