Shasta

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Shasta

"Shasta" is a name of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Praised, commended". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Shas"ta
A mountain peak, etc., in California.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The Shastan language spoken by the Shasta
  2. A volcanic mountain peak in the Cascade Range in northern California (14,162 feet high)
  3. A member of the Indian people of northern California and southern Oregon
Wiktionary
  1. An extinct Native American language, formerly spoken from northern California into southwestern Oregon.
  2. A brand of cola.
  3. A place name.
  4. A member of a Native American tribe of California.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1926 5 5 0
1948 8 8 0
1950 5 5 0
1951 9 9 0
1952 6 6 0
1953 10 10 0
1954 14 14 0
1955 10 10 0
1956 9 9 0
1957 10 10 0
1958 8 8 0
1959 12 12 0
1960 14 14 0
1961 10 10 0
1962 10 10 0
1963 12 12 0
1964 8 8 0
1965 13 13 0
1966 11 11 0
1967 7 7 0
1968 10 10 0
1969 7 7 0
1970 19 19 0
1971 63 63 0
1972 49 49 0
1973 62 62 0
1974 70 70 0
1975 83 83 0
1976 158 158 0
1977 153 153 0
1978 232 227 5
1979 235 235 0
1980 220 220 0
1981 228 228 0
1982 197 192 5
1983 194 194 0
1984 191 191 0
1985 179 174 5
1986 160 160 0
1987 142 142 0
1988 132 132 0
1989 152 152 0
1990 130 130 0
1991 107 107 0
1992 104 104 0
1993 73 73 0
1994 79 79 0
1995 63 63 0
1996 56 56 0
1997 44 44 0
1998 55 55 0
1999 53 53 0
2000 50 50 0
2001 33 33 0
2002 31 31 0
2003 18 18 0
2004 22 22 0
2005 32 32 0
2006 25 25 0
2007 29 29 0
2008 18 18 0
2009 19 19 0
2010 16 16 0
2011 11 11 0
2012 11 11 0
2013 13 13 0
2014 7 7 0
2015 15 15 0

Where is the name Shasta popular?

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Popularity of Shasta as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Shasta

  • How Popular is the name Shasta? Shasta is the 4,059th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shasta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,241 babies born with the first name Shasta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shasta to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shasta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1926 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shasta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shasta is Saturday, October 15th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Shasta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shasta was in 1979 with a total of 235 babies.
  • Random Shasta Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shasta is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Shasta: Your name in reverse order is Atsahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Shasta. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Shasta mean?

Sis for serious, not always joking.

His for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

Ais for adorable, how precious

Sis for share, your talents, time, and possessions with others

Tis for touching, the way you show you are.

Ais for activities, for you have many.

Name poster for Shasta

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.