First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shaba

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  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Shaba is of Nigerian origin and means "Son of mercy".
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International Interest

From Arabic شَبَه (šabah, “brass”).

  1. copper (chemical element)
  2. brass

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shaba



Abbie was born in 1958.


Klodian Shaba is a sports team member for the Besa Kavajë.


Ehssan Shaba is a sports team member for the IFK Malmö Fotboll.


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International Interest for Shaba

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shaba U.S.
  White 82.12% 64.26%
  African American 8.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shaba

People with the last name Shaba are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shaba

  • How Popular is the name Shaba? Shaba is the 85,661st most popular name of all time. As a last name Shaba was the 46,902nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shaba have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Shaba in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shaba? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shaba first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shaba is Monday, July 4th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Shaba born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shaba was in 1990 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Shaba: Your name in reverse order is Abahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Haabs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shaba? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 453 people with the last name Shaba.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shaba? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shaba as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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