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What does Shakeel mean?

Shakeel Pronunciation of Shakeel [sha-keel] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Shakeel) is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Shakeel is "handsome". Shakeel is an alternate form of Shakil (Arabic): the root of Shaquille O'Neal's name.

Associated with: arabic, handsome.


Shakeel has 6 variants: Shakhil, Shakill, Shakille, Shaqueel, Shaquil and Shaquille.

Creative forms:
(male) Sikeel, ..


Middle name pairings:
Shakeel Fredrick (S.F.), ..

How popular is Shakeel?

Shakeel is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#93006 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shakeel was first listed in 1993 and reached its highest position of #1868 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Shaquil and Shaquille are the prominent varying forms of Shakeel rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Shakeel reached the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (average #1119), but now, the version Shaquille has become less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shakeel, Shaquil, Shaquille in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shakeel is pronounced similarly to Shaqeell. Other suggested similar names are Bazeel, Chaniel, Chanyel, Chappel, Jameel, Kaleel, Kameel, Khaleel, Nabeel, Saeed, Sahel, Saleem, Samael, Samuel, Sareek, Sareeq (see Saarik), Sayeed, Shade, Shadoe, Shae, Shafeek, Shafeer, Shaine, Shaka, Shakeer, Shakir, Shameer, Shandey (see Shandy), Shane, Shanen, Shanley, Shannen, Shaque, Shaqueer, Shareef, Shaul, Shawnee, Shawnel, Shawnell, Shawney, Shaye, Shayne, Shereef, Skeet, Steel and Thaniel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shakeel.

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