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8k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Shakira

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Thankful
  • #2730 All Time
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1k Shakir (Arabic)
< 1k Shakirah (Arabic)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 12 12 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 20 20 0
1973 74 74 0
1974 67 67 0
1975 62 62 0
1976 116 116 0
1977 120 120 0
1978 106 106 0
1979 98 98 0
1980 98 98 0
1981 116 116 0
1982 179 179 0
1983 147 147 0
1984 139 139 0
1985 133 133 0
1986 136 136 0
1987 184 184 0
1988 156 156 0
1989 181 181 0
1990 219 219 0
1991 257 257 0
1992 285 285 0
1993 260 260 0
1994 280 280 0
1995 263 263 0
1996 347 347 0
1997 382 382 0
1998 247 247 0
1999 256 256 0
2000 263 263 0
2001 269 269 0
2002 511 511 0
2003 337 337 0
2004 190 190 0
2005 220 220 0
2006 352 352 0
2007 244 244 0
2008 134 134 0
2009 152 152 0
2010 125 125 0
2011 81 81 0
2012 55 55 0
2013 58 58 0
2014 60 60 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shakira" ranks #103 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 27 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of 511 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Shakira popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Shakira" mean? The list below shows the origins of Shakira as well as things modernly associated with the name Shakira such as celebrities named Shakira.

Arabic

Origin and Meaning of Shakira

The name "Shakira" is of Arabic origin, and it means "Thankful". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Shakira

Shakira is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and dancer specializing in pop, latin pop, rock en espanol, and dance music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Shakira was born in 1977 as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll in Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia.

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Shakira Caine

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

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Alternative Meanings

S is for special, you are, you know!

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

K is for kid, the child within.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Your name in reverse order is "Arikahs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Arkshai". 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.

Past life for Shakira born Sep 23, 2015

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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