Shahab name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Shahab mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Shahab

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Iran, Islamic Republic of says the name Shahab means "Shooting star ,mitoar , fallen star" and is of Persian / Iranian origin.
  2. A user from California, U.S. says the name Shahab is of Arabic origin and means "Shooting star, meteor".
  3. A submission from Tunisia says the name Shahab means "Falling star" and is of Arabic origin.
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From Persian شهاب‎ (šahâb, meteor), from Arabic شهاب‎ (šihāb, meteor).

  1. A transliteration of a Persian male given name.
  2. (military) A kind of Iranian missile.

Notable Persons Named Shahab

Notable Persons Named Shahab

Shahab Hosseini

Shahab Hosseini is an actor. He was most prominent from 1997 to present. Shahab was given the name Seyed Shahabedin Hosseini on February 4th, 1974 in Tehran.

Shahāb ad-Dīn Yahya ibn Habash ibn Amirak as-Suhrawardī

Shahāb ad-Dīn Yahya ibn Habash ibn Amirak as-Suhrawardī is a religious. He holds the title Shaykh al-Ishraq and Shaykh al-Maqtul. Shahāb was born in Sohrevard.

Shahāb al-Din Abu Hafs Umar Suhrawardi

Shahāb al-Din Abu Hafs Umar Suhrawardi is a religious. He holds the title Shaykh al-Islam.

Shahab Zahedi

Shahab Zahedi is a soccer player for the Persepolis F.C., Paykan F.C., Persepolis F.C. Academy, and Moghavemat Tehran F.C. Shahab was born on August 18th, 1995 in Malayer.

Shahab Gordan

Shahab Gordan is a soccer player for the Sepahan F.C., Nassaji Mazandaran F.C., F.C. Aboumoslem, Zob Ahan Esfahan F.C., Persepolis F.C., and Iran national football team. Shahab was born on May 22nd, 1984 in Juybar.

Shahab Sheikh Nuri

Shahab Sheikh Nuri was a politician. He was most active from 1970 to 1976. Shahab was born in 1932 in Sulaymaniyah. He died in 1976.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shahab

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shahab

Qudratullah Shahab

Qudratullah Shahab was a writer. Qudratullah was born on February 26th, 1917 in Gilgit, British India. He died on July 24th, 1986.

Ahmed Shahab

Ahmed was born on May 1st, 1969 in Lahore.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shahab U.S.
  White 26.19% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 63.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shahab

People with the last name Shahab are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Shahab

  • How Popular is the name Shahab? Shahab is the 30,973rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Shahab was the 60,045th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shahab have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 158 babies born with the first name Shahab in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shahab to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shahab? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shahab first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shahab is Tuesday, December 14th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Shahab born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shahab was in 2012 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Random Shahab Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shahab is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Shahab: The name spelled backwards is Bahahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aabhsh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shahab? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 336 people with the last name Shahab.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shahab? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shahab as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Shahab name meaning

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