Shakira

Pronunciation: sha-hke-e-ra-h
Origin: Saudi Arabia
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Asia

Shakira is a feminine name of Arabic origin, meaning "grateful" and "thankful". The name is derived from Shakara, an ancient Arabic verb meaning "to thank". It is the female version of the name Shakir, which is used both as a first and last name and is one of the names of God in Islam. The name Shakira gained global popularity in the early 2000s due to the success of Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known simply as Shakira. She has been referred to as the "Queen of Latin Music" and praised for her musical versatility. Shakira is a prominent figure in Latin music, and her successful crossover to the global market has made her a symbol of gratitude and appreciation for her fans.

Shakira Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Shakira is currently #594 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Shakira is currently #309 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Shakira is currently #586 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Shakira is currently #308 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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  • Shakira: Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer known for her hit songs "Hips Don't Lie," "Whenever, Wherever," and "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)."
  • Shakira Caine: Shakira Caine is a Guyanese-British actress and fashion model, known for her marriage to actor Michael Caine.
  • Shakira Barrera: Shakira Barrera is an American actress and dancer known for her role in the television series "GLOW."
  • Shakira Austin: Shakira Austin is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics in the WNBA.
  • Shakira Martin: Shakira Martin was a Jamaican-American beauty queen who was crowned Miss Jamaica Universe in 2011. She passed away in 2016.