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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #2730 most popular

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What does the name "Shakira" mean?

Shakira (Arabic): Thankful

The name "Shakira" is of Arabic origin and it means "Thankful". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

S is for select, as few are chosen.

H is for hug, give one today!

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

K is for kindness, you always show.

I is for interest, you show in others.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Arikahs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Harisak". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Shakira" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Shakira? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,998 babies born with the name Shakira in the United States. That's more than enough Shakiras to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1970 when it was given to 12 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Shakira" was in 2002 with a total of 511 babies.

According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shakira" is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 14 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1997. Across the entire United States a total of only 382 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Shakira popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Shakira in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Shakira


Shakira is a singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1990 to present. Shakira was born in 1977 as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll in Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia.


Shakira Caine

Shakira Caine is a former model and actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1969 to 1975. Shakira was born in 1947 as Shakira Baksh in British Guiana.


Past life for Shakira born Jun 19, 1922

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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