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 Shek

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  • A user from Ireland says the name Shek is of Chinese origin and means "Stone/Rock".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Shek

He has had major accomplishments since 1956. Shek was born on November 21st, 1948 in Hong Kong.


Shek Cheuk Lam Jasmine is a classical music student. They plays Harp. Their most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Shek was born on March 2nd, 2001 in Hong Kong.


Shek Borkowski is an athlete for the F.C. Indiana. Shek was born on January 30th, 1963 in Rzeszów.


Shek was born on October 10th, 1991 in Hong Kong.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shek

Dean Shek is an actor, film producer, film director, screenwriter, and film presenter. His career lasted from 1968 to 1992. Dean was born on October 17th, 1950 in Beijing. Dean is also known as Charlie Shek.


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International Interest for Shek

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Shek as a last name

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Common last names for Shek

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shek U.S.
  White 11.90% 64.26%
  African American 1.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 80.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shek

People with the last name Shek are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Shek

  • How Popular is the name Shek? As a last name Shek was the 36,048th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Shek first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Shek is Saturday, August 22nd, 1891.
  • How unique is the name Shek? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Shek. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Shek: Your name in reverse order is Kehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ehks. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shek? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 622 people with the last name Shek.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shek? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shek as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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