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What does Shaquille mean?

Shaquille \sh(a)-quille, shaqu(il)-le\ as a boys' 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 variants: Shaq, Shaqeell, Shaque, Shaqueel, Shaquil and Shaquile.

Shaquille has 5 more different forms via Shakil: Shakeel, Shakhil, Shakil, Shakill and Shakille.


Shaquille is an uncommon given name for males. Shaquille is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Shaquille for boys. Shaquille was first listed in 1991 and reached its top position of #181 in the U.S. in 1993, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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