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 Shamu

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From Arabic الشام (aš-šām, “the north”).

  1. (historical) Greater Syria, the Levant (region comprising the lands around the eastern shore of the Mediterranean)
  2. (proscribed) Syria (modern country)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shamu

Webster Kotiwani Shamu is a Minister of State for Policy Implementation, Minister of Information, and Publicity of Zimbabwe. Webster was born on June 6th, 1945 in Southern Rhodesia.


Fun Facts about the name Shamu

  • When was the first name Shamu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Shamu is Wednesday, April 12th, 1922.
  • How unique is the name Shamu? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Shamu. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Shamu: Your name in reverse order is Umahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Msuha. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Shamu born Apr 19, 1965

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 Western Australia approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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