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What does Shura mean?

Shura Pronunciation of Shura [shu-ra] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Shura) is of Russian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Shura is "man's defender". Diminutive form of Alexander. Used in Russia as a nickname for a man.

Associated with: russian, greek, defender.


Shura has 1 variant: Shurka.

Affiliated girl name: Alexandra.

Creative forms:
(female) Shurah, Shusa, ..

(male) Shurat, Shusta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shura Aliah (S.A.), ..

How popular is Shura?

Shura is a rare given name for females but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#102173 out of 150436, Top 68%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Alexander and Alexandra (#101 in recent rankings) are the prominent alternative forms of Shura (not ranked). These relations of Shura were at the top of their popularity in the year 1995 (usage of 0.8%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.2%, 75% less), with the form Alexandra becoming less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexander, Alexandra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shura is pronounced similarly to Chara, Chari, Cheray, Chery, Sharae, Sharaia, Sharay, Sharaya, Sharaye, Sharee, Sharie, Sheera, Sherae, Sherah, Sheraie, Sheree, Sheria, Sherie, Sherri, Sherry, Shery, Sherye, Shiree, Shiri and Shyra. Other suggested similar names are Alura, Aura, Azura, Doura, Laura, Lura, Maura, Nehura (see Nehara), Noura, Nura, Sabra, Sahara, Sahra, Saira, Sakura, Sara, Sarra, Seara, Sebra, Sera, Sh'rae, Shaka, Shana, Sharan, Sharla, Shauna, Shaya, Shea, Sheba, Shela, Shena, Sher, Sheran, Sheva, Shifra, Shila, Shiral, Shirl, Shona, Shula, Shuna, Shyla, Siara, Sidra, Siera, Sula, Suri, Taura, Thora and Thyra. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shura.

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