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Meaning and name origin

Shadow \sh(a)-dow\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Shadow), is of English origin. Shadow is a variant of Shad (English): short form of the biblical Shadrach, the Babylonian name of one of the three young Hebrew men who were cast into a fiery furnace and miraculously survived.


Shadow has 1 variant form: Shadoe.


Shadow is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#54282 out of 88799, Top 61%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Shadow and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Shad. (2014 statistics).

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 also pronounced similarly to Shaday and Shadi. Other suggested similar baby names are Shadd and Shade. Like Shadow, these names are not commonly used.