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Meaning and name origin

Sheherezade \shehe-reza-de, sheher(e)-zade\ as a girl's name is of Arabic, Farsi and Persian origin, and the meaning of Sheherezade is "city dweller". In "A Thousand and One Arabian Nights", Sheherazade tells one tale to her royal husband each night. Having been betrayed by his first wife, the husband had resolved to marry a different virgin each day, and kill at dawn. So fascinating were Sheherazade's stories, however, that the king let her live so that he could keep hearing them. He eventually fell in love with her.

Sheherezade has 4 variant forms: Scheherezade, Shahrazad, Sharazad and Sharizad.


Sheherezade is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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