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Shura (boy)

What does Shura mean?

Shura Pronunciation of Shura [shu-ra] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Shura) is of Russian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Shura is "man's defender". Short form of Alexander. Used as a nickname for a man in Russia.

Associated with: greek, defender.


Shura has 2 variants: Schura and Shoura.

2 more different relations via Alexander: Sacha and Sasha.

Creative forms:
(male) Shurat, Shusta, ..

(female) Shurah, Shusa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shura Ayush (S.A.), ..

How popular is Shura?

Shura is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#102173 out of 150436, Top 68%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Shura (not ranked) are Alexander (#8 in recent rankings) and Sasha. Adoption of these relations of Shura was more pronounced among parents 2 decades ago (median #1010) and is somewhat less today (#1004, 27% less usage). Alexander is the most chic name for newborns here. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexander, Sasha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Shaka, Shea, Shia, Shiva, Shoda, Shug and Sturm. Like Shura, these names are not commonly used.

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