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What does Shakira mean?

Shakira Pronunciation of Shakira [shaki-ra] as a girls' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Shakira is "grateful".

Associated with: arabic.


Shakira has 1 variant: Zshakira.

Affiliated girl name: Sha-.

Creative forms:
(female) Sakira, Shakima, ..

(male) Shakia, Shakile, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shakira Zahara (S.Z.), ..

How popular is Shakira?

Shakira is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2440 out of 4276, Top 57%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shakira was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #535 in the U.S. in 2002, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shakira name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shakira outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shakira is alike in pronunciation to Shakeera. Other suggested similar names are Jakira, Sadira, Safira, Sagara, Saira, Sakura, Samira, Shadia, Shadira, Shadiya, Shaila, Shaina, Shaka, Shakeita, Shakila, Shakina, Shakitra, Shalia, Shalina, Shalisa, Shalita, Shaliza, Shamara, Shamika, Shamira, Shamirah, Shandra, Shania, Shanika, Shanita, Shara, Sharifa, Sharika, Sharina, Sharisa, Sharita, Shemira, Shira and Yakira. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shakira.