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What does Shaquille mean?

Shaquille Pronunciation of Shaquille [shaquille] 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.

Associated with: modern, arabic, handsome.


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

Shaquille has 2 more different relations via Shakil: Shakill and Shakille.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Shaquilles, Shaquillo, ..

(female) Shaquilia, Shaquilse, ..

How popular is Shaquille?

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 statistics of Shaquille for boys. Shaquille was first listed in 1990 and reached its top position of #181 in the U.S. in 1993, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is an analysis of the ranking of the boy name Shaquille and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Shaquille rated in the Top 2000 are Shaquile and Shaquil. These relations of Shaquille reached the apex of their popularity 2 decades ago (median #1092), but now, the version Shaquille has gone out of style.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Carville, Gaille, Glanville, Granville, Jaquille, Manville, Sackville, Samuele, Samuello, Savile, Savill, Saville, Savyile (see Saville), Shaine, Shakhil (see Shakil), Shaqueer, Shaul, Shaundre, Shawnell, Shawnie, Sherill, Sherrill and Squire. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shaquille.