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What does Shadow mean?

Shadow \sh(a)-dow\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Shadow) is of English derivation. Shadow is a variant of Shad (English): short form of the biblical Shadrach. Scarcely used as a birth name.


Shadow has 1 variant: Shadoe.

Shadow has 1 more related form via Shad: Shadd.


Shadow is a rare first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#54282 out of 88799, Top 61%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Shadow and related names. The only popular alternative form of Shadow (#unlisted) is Shad. This boy name reached the apex of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 and has become significantly less popular since. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shad in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shadow is pronounced similarly to Shaday and Shadi. Another suggested similar baby name is Shade. Like Shadow, these names are not frequently used.