What does Shadow mean?
Shadow [shad-ow] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Shadow) is of English derivation. Shadow is a variant form, with the suffix -ow, of Shad (English): short variation of the biblical Shadrach.
Shadow has 1 variant: Shadoe.
Shadow has 1 more related form via Shad: Shadd.Creative forms:
(male) Sandow, Sanow, ..
(female) Shadon, Shadra, .. Middle name pairings:
Shadow Sylvester (S.S.), ..
How popular is Shadow?
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. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Below is a charted study of the ranking of the boy name Shadow and related names. The only popular alternative form of Shadow (outside Top 2000) is Shad. This form of Shadow reached the apex of its popularity 45 years ago, but now, Shad has gone out of style. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Shadow is pronounced similarly to Shaday, Shadi and Shoda. Other suggested similar names are Saad, Saadya, Sandor, Savoy, Saxon, Seadya, Seamor, Seaton, Seldon, Shaan, Shabat, Shade, Shae, Shafar, Shafik, Shafiq, Shafir, Shai, Shaine, Shaka, Shakil, Shakir, Shalmon, Shalom, Shamir, Shamus, Shan, Shanan, Shandey (see Shandy), Shandon, Shandy, Shane▼, Shanen, Shani, Shann, Shannon▼, Shanon, Shaq, Shaque, Sharif, Shashi, Shasta, Shaul, Shaun▼, Shavon, Shaw, Shawn▼, Shawnn, Shay, Shayan, Shaye, Shaylon, Shayn, Shayne▼, Shays, Sheldon▼, Shilo, Shiloh▲, Shimon, Sholom, Shovon, Shylo, Shyloh and Slade. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shadow.