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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shafa

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  • A submission from United Arab Emirates says the name Shafa means "Act of pleading to god by an intimate friend of god" and is of Urdu origin.
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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shafa

Jorge Shafa is an athlete for the Rayo Vallecano B.


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International Interest for Shafa

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shafa U.S.
  White 82.44% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 11.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shafa

People with the last name Shafa are most frequently White or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Shafa

  • How Popular is the name Shafa? As a last name Shafa was the 129,825th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Shafa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Shafa is Saturday, September 7th, 1907.
  • How unique is the name Shafa? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Shafa. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Shafa: Your name in reverse order is Afahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asahf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shafa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 131 people with the last name Shafa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shafa? Shafa is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Shafa born Dec 2, 1979

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 New Guinea approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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