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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shira

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  • According to a user from Nebraska, United States, the name Shira is of Hebrew origin and means "Song".
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Notable Persons Named Shira

Shira Piven is a director, actor, and producer. Shira was born on October 8th, 1961.

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Shira A. Scheindlin is a judge. Shira was born in Washington, D.C.

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Shira was born Shira Lazar on May 6th, 1983 in Montreal.

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Shira Geffen is an actress, screenwriter, and film director. Shira was born as the child of Yehonatan Geffen on April 23rd, 1971.

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Shira Tarrant is an author, professor, feminism, and feminist. Shira was born on April 17th, 1963.

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Shira Kammen is an early music and folk music musician. She plays Vielle, Fiddle, Viola da Gamba, Harp, Voice, Viol, and Human voice. Shira was born on April 5th, 1961.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Shira

Charles was born on September 23rd, 1926. Charles is also known as Shira and Charles N.. He left this life on January 2nd, 1976.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1941 6 6 0
1947 5 5 0
1948 5 5 0
1949 9 9 0
1950 11 11 0
1951 8 8 0
1952 12 12 0
1953 12 12 0
1954 6 6 0
1955 9 9 0
1956 20 20 0
1957 19 19 0
1958 19 19 0
1959 15 15 0
1960 25 25 0
1961 19 19 0
1962 18 18 0
1963 14 14 0
1964 21 21 0
1965 20 20 0
1966 28 28 0
1967 22 22 0
1968 28 28 0
1969 29 29 0
1970 41 41 0
1971 38 38 0
1972 45 45 0
1973 52 52 0
1974 51 51 0
1975 69 69 0
1976 71 71 0
1977 95 95 0
1978 82 82 0
1979 104 104 0
1980 110 110 0
1981 101 101 0
1982 123 123 0
1983 130 130 0
1984 120 120 0
1985 155 155 0
1986 120 120 0
1987 88 88 0
1988 131 131 0
1989 101 101 0
1990 109 109 0
1991 82 82 0
1992 116 116 0
1993 100 100 0
1994 97 97 0
1995 95 95 0
1996 99 99 0
1997 84 84 0
1998 96 96 0
1999 110 110 0
2000 114 114 0
2001 134 134 0
2002 119 119 0
2003 111 111 0
2004 137 137 0
2005 139 139 0
2006 139 139 0
2007 121 121 0
2008 151 151 0
2009 159 159 0
2010 125 125 0
2011 92 92 0
2012 78 78 0
2013 95 95 0
2014 95 95 0
2015 75 75 0
2016 89 89 0
2017 70 70 0

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Popularity of Shira as a first name

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Popularity of Shira as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shira U.S.
  White 92.07% 64.26%
  African American 2.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.16% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shira

People with the last name Shira are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shira

  • How Popular is the name Shira? Shira is the 3,680th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shira was the 39,607th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shira have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,238 babies born with the first name Shira in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shira 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 Shira? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1941 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shira first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shira is Monday, February 23rd, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Shira born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shira was in 2009 with a total of 159 babies.
  • Random Shira Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shira is not a popular baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 9 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Shira: Your name in reverse order is Arihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sirha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shira? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 555 people with the last name Shira.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shira? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shira 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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