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Meaning and name origin

Shakira \sh(a)-ki-ra\ as a girl's name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Shakira is "grateful".


Shakira has 1 variant form: Zshakira.

For more information, see also the related girl name Sha-.


Shakira is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2440 out of 4276, Top 57%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shakira for girls. Shakira reached its highest rank of #535 in the U.S. in 2002 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shakira name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shakira is also pronounced similarly to Shakeera. Other suggested similar baby names are Sakura, Shadira, Shakila, Shakina, Shakitra and Shamira. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shakira.