Shadow meaning, boyShadow (boy)

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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.


Shadow has 1 variant: Shadoe.

Shadow has 1 more related form via Shad: Shadd.


Shadow is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#71610 out of 150436, Top 48%). (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. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.481%) and have 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.