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Meaning and name origin

Shadrach \sh(a)-dra-ch, shad-rach\ as a boy's name is of Babylonian origin, and the meaning of Shadrach is "command of Aku". The Babylonian moon god was Aku. In the Old Testament, one of the three Hebrew men thrown into a fiery furnace by King Nebuchadnezzar and rescued by an angel. Used steadily in the 16th-19th centuries.


Shadrach has 3 variant forms: Shad, Shadrack and Shadrick.

For more information, see also the related boy name Meshach.


Shadrach is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Shadrach 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 Shadrach and related baby names outside U.S.