Derived from the Irish name Séaghdha, meaning “esteemed” (and pronounced “shay”). But since respect is earned, it may take your little Shea years to grow into that lofty name meaning. Especially since for the first few, there’ll be lots of pants-pooping going on.
Shea is almost impossible to nickname.
Famous people named Shea:
Daughter of actor Kevin James, Shea Joelle James; basketball player/coach Shea Ralph; football player Shea McClellin; baseball player Shea Hillenbrand; reality TV personality Shea Thomas.
Shea is also an indigenous African tree, whose nuts are used to make shea butter, used in moisturizer.