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What does Shaka mean?

Shaka Pronunciation of Shaka [sha-ka] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Shaka) is pronounced SHAH-kah. It is of African origin. The name of a Zulu tribal leader (sometimes compared to Attila the Hun) who shaped a group of tribes into the great Zulu nation in the early 19th century.

Associated with: leader, great, 19th century.


Creative forms:
(male) Shasa, Shiaka, ..

(female) Shala, Shasa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shaka Deshawn (S.D.), ..

How popular is Shaka?

Shaka is a rare given name for men and an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shaka has not been listed in the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shaka name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shaka outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shaka is alike in pronunciation to Chiko. Other recommended names are Shaan, Shabat, Shad, Shaday, Shadd, Shade, Shadi, Shae, Shafar, Shai, Shakil, Shakir, Shan, Shanan, Shane, Shani, Shann, Shaq, Shasta, Shaul, Shaun, Shaw, Shawn, Shay, Shayan, Shaye, Shayn, Shays, Shea, Shia, Shiva, Shoda, Shura and Stana. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shaka.