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Shia is a Jewish baby name that originates from ancient Hebrew traditions. When you hear this unisex option, you likely immediately think of actor Shia LaBeouf. Among the rest of American families, Shia is number 2,400 for boys or girls.

Meaning of the name Shia:

Hebrew: gift of God

Origin of the name Shia:

Shia is an ancient Hebrew name. It comes from a Hebrew phrase that is in the Old Testament, “shay Yah.” “Shay Yah” translates directly to “gift of God.” The name became popular in the twentieth century in America because of actor Shia LaBeouf.

Symbolism of the name Shia:

The baby name Shia means “gift of God.” It comes from the ancient Hebrew phrase “shay Yah.” “Shay” translates to “gift,” and “Yah” means “God.”

Style of the name Shia:


Gender of the name Shia:

Shia is a classical baby name for boys or girls.

Pronunciation of the name Shia:


Number of syllables in the name Shia:


Emotion evoked from the name Shia:

Shia feels serious and wholesome. It has a classical and powerful feeling.

Alternative spellings for the name Shia:

  • Shiya
  • Shiah
  • Shiyah
  • Shya
  • Shyah

Nicknames for the name Shia:

  • Shi
  • Shias
  • Sh
  • Hia
  • Aye

Popularity of the name Shia:

Shia has no records on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2021, it is a top 2,400 option. Shia is exactly ranked 2,400 for girls or boys.

Related names for the name Shia:

Great middle names for Shia and their meanings:

  • Tristan (sad, sorrowful)
  • Damon (one who tames, one who subdues)
  • Lachlan (from the land of lakes)
  • Brennan (sorrow, tear)
  • Elaine (shining light, sun ray)
  • Terese (harvester, reaper)
  • Rylie (brave, rye clearing)
  • Olivia (olive tree)

Famous people with the name Shia:

  • Shia LaBeouf (actor, “Holes”)

Shias in popular culture:

  • Shia (character from “Heroes”)
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