Shakur name meaning

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

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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Shakur

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Ghana, the name Shakur is of Arabic origin and means "Thankful".
  2. A user from Nebraska, U.S. says the name Shakur is of Arabic origin and means "The one who is very thankful and appreciative".
  3. According to a user from Ghana, the name Shakur is of English origin and means "Handsome ,talented and hardworking guy".
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Notable Persons Named Shakur

Notable Persons Named Shakur

Shakur Akbarnejad

His career lasted from 2008 to 2012. Shakur was born in 1960 in Tabriz, Iran.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shakur

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shakur

Tupac Shakur

He was most active from 1987 to 1996. Tupac was given the name Lesane Parish Crooks on June 16th, 1971 in East Harlem, New York, United States. He died on September 13th, 1996.

Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur is an activism. Assata is also known as Joanne Chesimard and JoAnne Deborah Byron.

Mopreme Shakur

Mopreme Shakur is a hip hop music and gangsta rap rapping. He was most active from 1990 to present. Mopreme was given the name Maurice Williams in New York City, New York, United States. Mopreme is also known as Komani, Wycked, Mocedes, and Mopreme.

Sanyika Shakur

Sanyika was born on November 13th, 1997 in South Los Angeles. Sanyika is also known as Monster.

Mustafa Shakur

Mustafa Shakur is a basketball player for the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, Asseco Gdynia, Saski Baskonia, Panellinios B.C., Oklahoma City Blue, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Washington Wizards, Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez, A.S. Junior Pallacanestro Casale, S.S. Felice Scandone, and Erie BayHawks in the Basketball Bundesliga. He was most active from 2007 to present. Mustafa was born on August 18th, 1984 in Philadelphia.

Abdus Shakur

Abdus was born on February 25th, 1941 in Noakhali District. He passed away on January 15th, 2013.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shakur U.S.
  White 3.30% 64.26%
  African American 68.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 15.10% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.87% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shakur

People with the last name Shakur are most frequently African American or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Shakur

  • How Popular is the name Shakur? Shakur is the 9,233rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Shakur was the 38,439th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shakur have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,291 babies born with the first name Shakur in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shakur to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shakur? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1987 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shakur first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shakur is Tuesday, March 4th, 1947.
  • What year had the most people named Shakur born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shakur was in 1997 with a total of 119 babies.
  • Random Shakur Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shakur is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Shakur: The name spelled backwards is Rukahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rukhas. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shakur? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 576 people with the last name Shakur.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shakur? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shakur as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Shakur name meaning

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