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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 and Origin of the name Shia:

Shia is a name for boys and girls and is of Hebrew origin meaning “gift of God.”

Shia is an ancient Hebrew name. It comes from this Hebrew phrase 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.”

Nicknames for the name Shia:

Finding nicknames for first names that are short, like Shia, can be difficult. Short names don't normally have many ways to shorten them into nicknames. We created the list below of ideas for nicknames. You might find one you like, or you might be inspired to create a new nickname for your baby.

  • Shi
  • Shy
  • Shias
  • Hia
  • Aye
  • Shy Guy

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

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.

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”)
  • Shia (character from “Heroes”)
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