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