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Boy Names Starting with Sha-

Sha- baby names and what they mean, with 40 results. Sha- names are used more often as feminine names. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1970-1979 (ADOPTION OF 1.3%) and have become significantly less widespread since (ADOPTION 0.1%, DOWN 91%), with names such as Shane becoming less in vogue. Shain (TOP 9%) and Shake (14%) are familiar Sha- last names. Here is the list of Sha- names for girls.

Sha- names

Shaan - Shamus | Shan - Shayan

Shaan - Shamus


Derivative of Hebrew, Hindi elements. "Peaceful; pride." Suhaan is also a slightly prominent boys' name. See also Shann.

Shabat, var. Shabbat
Based on Hebrew. "Finish, stop." Common as surnames. Compare Shabat (TOP 93%), Shabbat with popular surnames Sampat (TOP 37%), Serrat (100%), which also end with -at.

From Hebrew word. "Dawn, sunrise." Shachar was not among 2018's Top names. See also Sacar.

Shad and variants

Shad1, var. Shadow, Shadoe, Shadd
Origin fr. English element. .. Also a nature name. Shad has dwindled in popularity as a children's name since the 1970s.

Shadi and variants

Shadi, var. Shade, Shaday
Origin fr. Arabic. "Singer." Adoption of Shadi and forms was well-received among parents 138 years ago.

Shadrach, var. Shadrick, Shadrack, Shad2
Stems fr. Babylonian element. "Command of Aku." Shad is familiar (TOP 95%) as a masculine name, whereas Shadrach, Shadrack and Shadrick are unusual.

Shea and variants

Shays, Shaylon, Shaye, Shay, Shai1, Shae
Forms of Shea. Derived fr. Gaelic. "Admirable." Shae (TOP 75%), Shai (94%), Shay (2%) and Shays (65%) are found commonly as last names.

Shafiq, var. Shafik, Shafeek
Derived fr. Arabic. "Compassionate, merciful." Not in Top 2000.

Shafir, var. Shafar, Shafeer
Origin fr. Hebrew language. "Handsome." Compare surnames Shakir (TOP 14%), Shafie (71%).

Based on Persian. "Son of the king." Saahzad and Sahzad are creative forms.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sha- names: Shaan, Shad, Shade, Shae, Shai

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sha- names: Shakeel, Shakir, Shalom, Shamir, Shamus

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sha- names: Shaquil, Shaquille, Shay


From Hebrew, Aramaic. "Gift." Adoption of Shai was well-received in 2018. See also Shadi.

Stems fr. African element. Not in Top 2000. Cross-gender use.

Shakil and variants

Shakil1, var. Shaquille, Shaquil, Shaqueel, Shakille, Shakill, Shakhil, Shakil2, Shakeel
Source fr. Arabic language. "Handsome." Shaquille and forms were favored by parents 25 years ago, but now, Shaquille has become less stylish.

Shakir and variants

Shakir, var. Shaqueer, Shakeer
Stems fr. Arabic language. "Grateful." Less common today. Shakir was the variant last listed (1995) in the Top 2000.

Var. of Solomon. Based on Hebrew. "Peace." A novel children's name. See also Salman.


Based on Hebrew. "Peace." Less popular today. Shalom was last listed in 2017 in the Top 2000. Cross-gender use.

Shamir and variants

Shamir, var. Shameer
Stems fr. Hebrew word. "Flint." Shameer and Shamir are sparsely used men's names, and Shamir is found regularly (TOP 75%) as a surname.


Var. of Seamus. From Irish, Hebrew elements. "He who supplants." Less popular today. Shamus was last listed in 2007 in the Top 2000.

Var. of Jacob. Derived fr. Hebrew language. "He who supplants." Less widespread today. Shamus last appeared in 2007 in the Top 2000.

Based on Gaelic, Hebrew words. "He who supplants." Moderately atypical as a children's name, Shamus exists more often as a surname.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Sha- names for boys.

1. Shaan - Shamus
Shaan, Shabat [Shabbat], Shachar, Shad [Shadd, Shadow, Shadoe], Shadi [Shade, Shaday], Shadrach [Shad, Shadrick, Shadrack], Shea [Shay, Shai, Shae, Shays, Shaye, Shaylon], Shafiq [Shafik, Shafeek], Shafir [Shafar, Shafeer], Shahzad, Shai, Shaka, Shakil [Shakil, Shaquil, Shakill, Shakhil, Shakeel, Shaqueel, Shakille, Shaquille], Shakir [Shakeer, Shaqueer], Solomon [Shalmon], Shalom, Shamir [Shameer], Seamus [Shamus], Jacob [Shamus], Shamus

Shan [Shann, Shandon], Shanahan, Shandy [Shandey], Sean [Shawn, Shaun, Shane, Shaughn], John [Shawn, Shaun, Shane, Shaughn], Shane [Shayn, Shayne, Shaine], Shani, Shanley [Shannley], Shannon [Shanon, Shanen, Shanan, Shannen, Shannan], Shaquille [Shaq, Shaque, Shaquil, Shaquile, Shaqueel, Shaqeell], Sharif [Shareef], Shashi, Shasta, Saul [Shaul], Shavon [Shavonne], Shaw, Shawn [Shaun, Shawnn, Shawnel, Shaughn, Shawnell, Shaundre], Shawnee [Shawnie, Shawney], Shayan, Cheyenne [Shayan, Shayanne]

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