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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shakur

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  • A user from Nebraska, United States says the name Shakur is of Arabic origin and means "The one who is very thankful and appreciative.".
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Notable Persons Named Shakur

His career lasted from 2008 to 2012. Shakur was born in 1960 in Tabriz, Iran.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shakur

He was most active from 1987 to 1996. Tupac was given the name Lesane Parish Crooks on June 16th, 1971 in East Harlem, New York, United States. He died on September 13th, 1996.


Assata Shakur is an activism. Assata is also known as Joanne Chesimard and JoAnne Deborah Byron.


Mopreme Shakur is a hip hop music and gangsta rap rapping. He was most active from 1990 to present. Mopreme was given the name Maurice Williams in New York City, New York, United States. Mopreme is also known as Komani, Wycked, Mocedes, and Mopreme.


Sanyika was born on November 13th, 1997 in South Los Angeles. Sanyika is also known as Monster.


Mustafa Shakur is a basketball player for the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, Asseco Gdynia, Saski Baskonia, Panellinios B.C., Oklahoma City Blue, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Washington Wizards, Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez, A.S. Junior Pallacanestro Casale, S.S. Felice Scandone, and Erie BayHawks in the Basketball Bundesliga. He was most active from 2007 to present. Mustafa was born on August 18th, 1984 in Philadelphia.


Abdus was born on February 25th, 1941 in Noakhali District. He passed away on January 15th, 2013.


How popular is the baby name Shakur in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1987 6 0 6
1992 11 0 11
1993 66 0 66
1994 79 0 79
1995 46 0 46
1996 87 0 87
1997 128 9 119
1998 81 0 81
1999 49 0 49
2000 53 0 53
2001 45 0 45
2002 46 0 46
2003 57 0 57
2004 44 0 44
2005 35 0 35
2006 35 0 35
2007 34 0 34
2008 21 0 21
2009 25 0 25
2010 20 0 20
2011 19 0 19
2012 25 0 25
2013 27 0 27
2014 28 0 28
2015 32 0 32
2016 43 0 43
2017 37 0 37

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Popularity of Shakur as a first name

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Popularity of Shakur as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shakur U.S.
  White 3.30% 64.26%
  African American 68.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 15.10% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.87% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shakur

People with the last name Shakur are most frequently African American or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Shakur

  • How Popular is the name Shakur? Shakur is the 9,482nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Shakur was the 38,439th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shakur have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,179 babies born with the first name Shakur in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shakur to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shakur? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1987 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shakur first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shakur is Tuesday, March 4th, 1947.
  • What year had the most people named Shakur born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shakur was in 1997 with a total of 119 babies.
  • Random Shakur Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shakur is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Shakur: Your name in reverse order is Rukahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Suhrka. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shakur? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 576 people with the last name Shakur.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shakur? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shakur as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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