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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Shak"er
  1. A person or thing that shakes, or by means of which something is shaken.
  2. One of a religious sect who do not marry, popularly so called from the movements of the members in dancing, which forms a part of their worship.
  3. [Zoöl] A variety of pigeon.

Note: ☞ The sect originated in England in 1747, and came to the United States in 1774, under the leadership of Mother Ann Lee. The Shakers are sometimes nicknamed Shaking Quakers, but they differ from the Quakers in doctrine and practice. They style themselves the “United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing.” The sect is now confined in the United States.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A container in which something can be shaken
  2. A member of Christian group practicing celibacy and communal living and common possession of property and separation from the world
  3. A person who wields power and influence ("a shaker of traditional beliefs" and "movers and shakers in the business world")
  1. A person or thing that shakes, or by means of which something is shaken.
  2. A variety of pigeon.
  3. One who holds railroad spikes while they are hammered.
  4. A musical percussion instrument filled with granular solids which produce a rhythmic sound when shaken.

shaker was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Shaker

Shaker was born on December 21st, 1966.



Shaker was born in 1955. They left this life in 2008.


He holds the title Imam of Dar Al-Hijrah and ImamofDar Al-Hijrah. Shaker was born in 1951 in Cairo.


Shaker Asad is a soccer player for the NC State Wolfpack, New England Revolution, Generation Adidas, Miami Fusion, Charleston Battery, Atlanta Silverbacks, and Palestine national football team. Shaker was born on August 18th, 1979 in Gaza City.


He passed away in 2014.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shaker

Fadl Shaker is a music of lebanon, arabic music, pop music, and arabesque (turkish music) musician. He was most prominent from 1996 to 2011. Fadl was given the name Fadl Abdulrahman Shamandar on April 1st, 1969.


Hany Shaker is a music of egypt singing, composer, and actor. His ongoing career started in 1970. Hany was born Hany Shaker on December 21st, 1952. Hany is also known as Hany Shaker.


Zaid Ibn Shaker was a Prime Minister of Jordan. Zaid was born Zaid Ibn Shaker on September 4th, 1934 in Amman. He left this life on August 30th, 2002.


Salam Shaker is a soccer player for the Al-Fateh SC, Al-Karkh SC, Al Shorta SC, Al-Talaba SC, Erbil SC, Al-Khor Sports Club, and Iraq national football team. Salam was born on July 31st, 1986 in Baghdad. Salam is also known as سلام شاكر علي داد (Arabic).


Mahmoud was born on February 1st, 1909. He left this life on August 7th, 1997.


Samir Shaker is a soccer player for the Al-Karkh SC and Iraq national football team. Samir was born on February 28th, 1958 in Baghdad.


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Popularity of Shaker as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shaker U.S.
  White 90.02% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shaker

People with the last name Shaker are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shaker

  • How Popular is the name Shaker? Shaker is the 54,367th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shaker was the 21,119th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shaker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32 babies born with the first name Shaker in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shaker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shaker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shaker is Tuesday, July 20th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Shaker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shaker was in 2011 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Shaker: Your name in reverse order is Rekahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ahsekr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shaker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,243 people with the last name Shaker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shaker? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shaker as their last name since less than 1 person in 238k 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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