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What does Shadrach mean?

Shadrach /shad-rach/ as a boys' 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.

Associated with: moon, testament (biblical), king, angel, 16th century, 19th century.


Shadrach has 3 variants: Shad, Shadrack and Shadrick.

Related boy name: Meshach.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Saahrach, Sharach, ..

(female) Shadna, Shadrachi, ..

How popular is Shadrach?

Shadrach is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#94676 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only prominent related form of Shadrach (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 is Shad. This relation of Shadrach was popular during the years 1970-1979 (adoption of 0.02%). Below is a graphed comparison of the history of the boy name Shadrach and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shad in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Shadrach is pronounced similarly to Chadric and Chadrick. Other recommended names are Adalrich, Aldrich, Alldrich, Bardrich, Baruch, Bearach, Ceallach, Channoch (see Chanoch), Chanoch, Darach, Darroch, Edrich, Eldrich, Elldrich, Fridrich, Larch, Manoach, March, Ovadiach, Saadya, Saraph, Seadya, Sedric, Sedrick, Seraph, Shaan, Shabat, Shabbat, Shachar, Shaday, Shadd, Shade, Shadi, Shadoe, Shadow, Shafar, Shahzad, Shaka, Shanan, Shannan, Shareef, Sharif, Shasta, Shayan, Sherard, Sherrard, Shoda, Shoura, Shura, Sindbah, Starck, Terach, Thatch, Wallach and Zerach. Like Shadrach, these names are not frequently used.