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Shea Meaning and Origin

The name Shea is a unisex name meaning “admirable” and is of Irish origin. Derived from the Gaelic surname “Ó Sé”, meaning “descendant of Sé”. The name Sé itself is derived from the name “Séaghdha”, meaning “admirable” or “hawk-like”. In recent years, Shea has become more commonly used as a given name rather than a surname. It has gained popularity as a baby name in the United States, particularly for boys, although it is still used for girls as well. Famous people with the first name Shea include Shea Weber, a Canadian ice hockey player, Shea Couleé, an American drag queen and performer, and Shea Whigham, an American actor.

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