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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shiraz

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Shi*raz"
A kind of Persian wine; -- so called from the place whence it is brought.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A city in central southwestern Iran; ruins of ancient Persepolis are nearby

From Persian شیراز (širâz)

  1. A major city in Fars Province in southern Iran, near the remains of Persepolis
  2. A variety of black grape used to make wine
  3. A wine made from these grapes

Shiraz was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Shiraz

Shiraz Uppal is a rock music and pop music musician. He plays Guitar, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Shiraz was born in 29 in Lahore.


Shiraz Naval Minwalla is a scientist in the fields of string theory and theoretical physics. Shiraz was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Shiraz Maher is a journalist, writer, and analyst.


Shiraz Tal is a model. Shiraz was born on October 13th, 1974 in Netanya.


Shiraz was born in 1947.


Shiraz Adam is an actor / engineer and actor. Shiraz was born in Montreal.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shiraz

Hovhannes Shiraz was a lyric poetry poet. Hovhannes was given the name Onik Tadevosi Karapetyan on April 27th, 1914 in Gyumri. He passed away on March 24th, 1984.


Ara was given the name Aramazd Karapetyan by his parents Silva Kaputikyan and Hovhannes Shiraz on June 8th, 1941 in Yerevan. Ara is also known as Արամազդ Հովհաննեսի Կարապետյան. He died on March 18th, 2014.


Sipan Shiraz was a lyric poetry poet. Sipan was born in 1967 in Yerevan. He breathed his last breath on June 25th, 1997.


Estee Shiraz is a founder 'israel goes world' organization, mediator, shiraz mediation group, past: president & ceo, smp strategic communication, ceo & editor in chief, and promise lifestyle magazine. She was most prominent from 1994 to present. Estee was born on May 6th, 1968 in Tel Aviv. Estee is also known as Etty Shiraz.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shiraz U.S.
  White 25.86% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 61.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shiraz

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

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Fun Facts about the name Shiraz

  • How Popular is the name Shiraz? Shiraz is the 28,600th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shiraz was the 143,149th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shiraz have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 176 babies born with the first name Shiraz in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shiraz to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shiraz? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Shiraz first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shiraz is Monday, August 8th, 1938.
  • What year had the most people named Shiraz born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shiraz was in 2004 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Shiraz: Your name in reverse order is Zarihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hasriz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shiraz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 116 people with the last name Shiraz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shiraz? Shiraz is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
  • 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.
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