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What does Shaq mean?

Shaq Pronunciation of Shaq [shaq] as a boys' name is an American name. Shaq is an alternate form of Shaquille (American): modern form of Shakil (Arabic) "handsome".


Shaq has 1 variant: Shaque.

1 more relation via Shaquille: Shaquil.

Creative forms:

(female) Shla, Shle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shaq Castiel (S.C.), ..

How popular is Shaq?

Shaq is an uncommon first name for men. Shaq is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Shaquil and Shaquille are the popular variation forms of Shaq (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Shaq was at its most widespread 22 years ago (average #745), but now, the version Shaquille has become less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Shaq is alike in pronunciation to Chic and Chik. Other suggested similar names are Jaq, Saad, Sal, Sam, Seal, Sean, Shaan, Shad, Shadd, Shade, Shadi, Shae, Shafiq, Shai, Shaka, Shan, Shane, Shani, Shann, Shaul, Shaun, Shaw, Shawn, Shay, Shaye, Shayn, Shays, Shea, Shem, Shep, Shia, Shug, Sohan and Stan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shaq.