Shakira

First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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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.

Origin and Meaning of Shakira

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

Notable Persons With the Name Shakira

Shakira is an important somebody. She has been prominent since 1990. Shakira was given the name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll on February 2nd, 1977 in Barranquilla.

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Shakira Caine is a former model and actress. Her career lasted from 1969 to 1975. Shakira was given the name Shakira Baksh on February 23rd, 1947 in Guyana. Shakira is also known as Lady Micklewhite.

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Shakira Duncan is a soccer player for the Jamaica women's national football team. Shakira was born in Jamaica.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Shakira

Shakira is an important somebody. She has been prominent since 1990. Shakira was given the name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll on February 2nd, 1977 in Barranquilla.

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How popular is the baby 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 59 59 0
2014 60 60 0
2015 55 55 0

Where is the name Shakira popular?

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Popularity of Shakira as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Shakira

  • How Popular is the name Shakira? Shakira is the 2,753rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shakira have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,054 babies born with the first name Shakira in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shakira to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shakira? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Shakira first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shakira is Thursday, January 1st, 1948.
  • What year had the most people named Shakira born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shakira was in 2002 with a total of 511 babies.
  • Random Shakira Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shakira ranks 103rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 27 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Shakira: Your name in reverse order is Arikahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Shraaki. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Shakira mean?

Sis for self respect, a solid score here.

His for hug, give one today!

Ais for accepting, your forgiving nature.

Kis for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

Iis for immaculate, keeping it tidy

Ris for reasonable, your understanding way.

Ais for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

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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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.