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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 Shaquille

User Submitted Origins

     African American

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Namibia says the name Shaquille is of Arabic origin and means "Warrior".
  • A user from New York, United States says the name Shaquille is of Arabic origin and means "Warrior".
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International Interest

A fanciful spelling of Arabic [script needed] (Shakïl, “handsome”).

  1. A male given name of modern American usage.

Notable Persons Named Shaquille

Shaquille O'Neal is a hip hop music rapping for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics. He was most active from 1992 to 2011. Shaquille was born on March 6th, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey.


Shaquille Richardson is an athlete for the Tennessee Titans. Shaquille was born on March 21st, 1992 in Carson, California.


Shaquille Riddick is an athlete for the Arizona Cardinals. Shaquille was born on March 12th, 1993 in Akron, Ohio.


Shaquille Murray-Lawrence is a football player for the BC Lions. Shaquille was born on October 30th, 1993 in Scarborough, Toronto.


Shaquille Hunter is a soccer player for the Bristol Rovers F.C. and Mangotsfield United F.C. Shaquille was born on August 29th, 1995 in Birmingham, England. Shaquille is also known as Hunter and Shaquille Junior Anthony.


Shaquille Adams is a soccer player for the Garden Hotspurs FC, Saint Kitts, and Nevis national football team. Shaquille was born on March 16th, 1992 in Saint Kitts.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1989 14 0 14
1990 127 35 92
1991 250 52 198
1992 609 85 524
1993 1,910 126 1,784
1994 1,340 69 1,271
1995 514 20 494
1996 250 0 250
1997 96 0 96
1998 66 0 66
1999 39 0 39
2000 56 0 56
2001 43 0 43
2002 30 0 30
2003 34 0 34
2004 24 0 24
2005 17 0 17
2006 18 0 18
2007 7 0 7
2008 11 0 11
2009 8 0 8
2010 20 0 20
2011 32 0 32
2012 45 0 45
2013 53 0 53
2014 58 0 58
2015 55 0 55
2016 53 0 53
2017 47 0 47
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Shaquille

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Shaquille as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Shaquille

  • How Popular is the name Shaquille? Shaquille is the 3,429th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shaquille have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,826 babies born with the first name Shaquille in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shaquille to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shaquille? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Shaquille born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shaquille was in 1993 with a total of 1,784 babies. That's a lot of babies named Shaquille!
  • Random Shaquille Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shaquille ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 93 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Shaquille: Your name in reverse order is Elliuqahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aesluhliq. How do you pronounce that?

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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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