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 Shakya

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  • According to a user from India, the name Shakya is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Able, possible, practicable, explicit, direct, feasible".

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Alt. Meaning

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

K is for kid, the child within.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shakya

Tsering was born in 1959.


Sujan Ratna Shakya is a celebrity and television personality. Sujan was born on March 10th, 1988 in Kathmandu.


Payal Shakya is a beauty pageant and beauty queen. She holds the title Miss Nepal World 2004 and Miss Nepal. Payal was born on July 3rd, 1986 in Kathmandu.


Karna Shakya is a hotel entrepreneur.


Raju Shakya is a soccer player for the Nepal national football team. Raju was born on July 7th, 1960 in Dharan, Nepal.


Mahadeepak was born on July 25th, 1922 in India.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shakya U.S.
  White 3.83% 64.26%
  African American 0.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 93.26% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shakya

People with the last name Shakya are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Shakya

  • How Popular is the name Shakya? Shakya is the 28,460th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shakya was the 39,960th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shakya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 178 babies born with the first name Shakya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shakya to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shakya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Shakya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shakya was in 2003 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Shakya: Your name in reverse order is Aykahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aaskyh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shakya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 549 people with the last name Shakya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shakya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shakya as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k 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).
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