Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


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In 2017 the name Shay...

• was given to 71 baby boys
• was the 1,988th most popular name for baby boys
• was 19% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and California
• a unisex name which was given to boys 27% of the time
• was about as popular as Brooklyn and Paulo
Babies Named Shay Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Shay...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1991
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1950
• is 4361% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 41% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Octavius, Jamal, Marcell, Larissa, Marcela, Alysia
• has the most opposite popularity history to Van, Rex, Hugh, Della, Arleen, Lenora
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Shay Per State
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Geographically the name Shay...

• 31% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Ameen, Maxx, Shayne, Iva, Loralei, Abbygail
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as William, Maddox, Asher, Elizabeth, Caroline, Brooklyn
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Shay by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Shay are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Shay will be the only kid named Shay in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Shay compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Shay rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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