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Meaning and name origin

Shaquille \sh(a)-quille, shaqu(il)-le\ as a boy's name is pronounced sha-KEEL. It is of American origin. Modern variant of Shakil (Arabic) "handsome". Made familiar in modern times by basketball celebrity Shaquille O'Neal, also well known by the short form of his name, Shaq.


Shaquille has 6 variant forms: Shaq, Shaqeell, Shaque, Shaqueel, Shaquil and Shaquile.


Shaquille 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 the baby name popularity of the name Shaquille for boys. Shaquille reached its highest rank of #181 in the U.S. in 1993. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shaquille name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shaquille is also pronounced similarly to Shakille. Like Shaquille, this name is not commonly used.