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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Shekinah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Shekinah

"Shekinah" is a name of Unknown origin, and it means "The visible Glory of God". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun She*ki"nah
The visible majesty of the Divine Presence, especially when resting or dwelling between the cherubim on the mercy seat, in the Tabernacle, or in the Temple of Solomon; -- a term used in the Targums and by the later Jews, and adopted by Christians.

Etymology: Heb Talmud shekīnāh, fr. shākan to inhabit

Wiktionary

From Hebrew שְׁכִינָה (sh'chiná, literally “act of dwelling”).

  1. (Christianity) A visible or otherwise perceptible manifestation of the presence of God

Notable Persons Named Shekinah

Shekinah Jacob is a noteworthy individual.

Popularity:

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1976 7 7 0
1977 16 16 0
1978 15 15 0
1979 16 16 0
1980 16 16 0
1981 20 20 0
1982 24 24 0
1983 14 14 0
1984 27 27 0
1985 26 26 0
1986 21 21 0
1987 31 31 0
1988 34 34 0
1989 40 40 0
1990 34 34 0
1991 48 48 0
1992 40 40 0
1993 70 70 0
1994 59 59 0
1995 70 70 0
1996 69 69 0
1997 73 73 0
1998 69 69 0
1999 72 72 0
2000 108 108 0
2001 90 90 0
2002 79 79 0
2003 81 81 0
2004 69 69 0
2005 53 53 0
2006 64 64 0
2007 57 57 0
2008 74 74 0
2009 53 53 0
2010 29 29 0
2011 50 50 0
2012 43 43 0
2013 39 39 0
2014 42 42 0
2015 39 39 0
2016 34 34 0

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Popularity of Shekinah as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Shekinah

  • How Popular is the name Shekinah? Shekinah is the 6,865th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shekinah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,915 babies born with the first name Shekinah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shekinah to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shekinah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Shekinah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shekinah is Wednesday, July 11th, 1917.
  • What year had the most people named Shekinah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shekinah was in 2000 with a total of 108 babies.
  • Random Shekinah Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shekinah is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Shekinah: Your name in reverse order is Hanikehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hnaiehks. How do you pronounce that?

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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)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.