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What does Shaniqua mean?

Shaniqua Pronunciation of Shaniqua [shani-qua] as a girls' name is of American origin, and the meaning of Shaniqua is "God's grace". Shaniqua is a variant form of Sha- (American). Shaniqua is also a variation of Shan (English, Hebrew): version of Sian.

Associated with: grace.


Shaniqua has 2 variants: Shaneka and Shanika.

19 more relations via Sha-, Shan: Shadira, Shadiya, Shakila, Shakina, Shakira, Shakitra, Shalia, Shalisa, Shalita, Shaliza, Shamika, Shanedra, Shanessa, Shanetta, Shanice, Shanique, Shanita, Sharina and Sharita.

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Middle name pairings:
Shaniqua Jaya (S.J.), ..

How popular is Shaniqua?

Shaniqua is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3535 out of 4276, Top 83%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shaniqua entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #313 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Shaniqua ranked in the Top 2000 are Shakila, Shakira, Shamika, Shaneka, Shanice, Shanika, Shanique, Shanita and Sharita. These relations of Shaniqua reached the peak of their popularity in 1992 (median #1110).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shaniqua, Shakila, Shakira, Shamika, Shaneka in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanice, Shanika, Shanique, Shanita, Sharita in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shaniqua and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shaniqua is alike in pronunciation to Shanecka, Shaneika, Shanequa, Shaneyka, Shenika and Sheniqua. Other suggested similar names are Chania, Chanina, Chaniya, Danique, Janique, Jeanique, Moniqua, Ranique, Sancha, Sanchia, Sancia, Sanzia, Shadia, Shaila, Shaina, Shalina, Shameka, Shamira, Shana, Shanda, Shandea (see Shandy), Shandeya (see Shaneika), Shandra, Shanea, Shaneese, Shaneice, Shaneikah (see Shaneika), Shanella, Shanese, Shani, Shania, Shanie, Shaniece, Shanilly, Shanise, Shanisse, Shanit, Shanna, Shannea, Shannice, Shanta, Shantoya, Sharifa, Sharika, Sharisa, Sharissa, Shaunice, Shawnice, Shawniece, Sheniece, Sinisa, Swanilda, Tamiqua and Uniqua. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shaniqua.

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