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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shehu

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Alt. Meaning

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

H is for hopeful, you see the bright side of things

U is for upstanding, your inner-self.

Notable Persons Named Shehu

Shehu Shagari is a Federal Commissioner for Economic Development, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Federal Commissioner for Finance, and Finance Minister of Nigeria. He was most prominent from 1979 to 1983. Shehu was born on February 25th, 1925 in Shagari, Nigeria.


Shehu Abdullahi is a soccer player for the C.F. União, Plateau United F.C., Kano Pillars F.C., Qadsia SC, Nigeria national under-20 football team, and Nigeria national football team. Shehu was born on March 12th, 1993 in Kano.


Shehu Musa Yar'Adua was an office holder. His military service ended in 1979. Shehu was born on March 5th, 1943 in Katsina. He left this life on December 8th, 1997.


He was most prominent from 1984 to 2014. Shehu was born in 1938 in Gombe, Gombe. He left this life in 2014.


Shehu was born in 1952.


Shehu Abdulahi is a sports team member for the El-Kanemi Warriors F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shehu

Mehmet Shehu was an office holder. Mehmet was born on January 10th, 1913 in Çorrush. He left this life on December 17th, 1981.



His military service ended in 1945. Mefail was born in 1898 in Zajas. He left this life in 1945.


Tritan Shehu is a President of Commission of Health in Assembly of the Republic of Albania, Vice Rector at Catholic University Nostra Signora del Buon Consiglio, President of Anesthesy, Reanimation Order in Albania, Member of the Albanian parliament, Minister of Health, Mi. Tritan was born on April 24th, 1949.


Ylli Shehu is a soccer player for the FK Partizani Tirana, Apollon Smyrni F.C., HNK Šibenik, Cercle Brugge K.S.V., and Albania national football team. Ylli was born on March 13th, 1966 in Tirana.


Abdullahi Y. Shehu is a Director General of the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa and Director General of theInter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa. Abdullahi was born in Plateau (state).


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Popularity of Shehu as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shehu U.S.
  White 94.47% 64.26%
  African American 3.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shehu

People with the last name Shehu are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shehu

  • How Popular is the name Shehu? As a last name Shehu was the 39,212th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Shehu? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Shehu was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Shehu: Your name in reverse order is Uhehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ehush. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shehu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 561 people with the last name Shehu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shehu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shehu 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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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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