Shadrach - Meaning of Shadrach
[ 2 syll. (s)ha-drac(h), sh-adra-ch ] The baby boy name Shadrach is pronounced in English as -SHAED-RaeK or -SHEY-DRaeK †. Shadrach has its origins in the Babylonian language and it is used largely in English. Shadrach is of the meaning 'command of Aku'. A biblical name, its meaning is derived from the element Shadur-Aku. The meaning refers to Aku, the Babylonian moon god. In a biblical account of the Book of Daniel, the three young men Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into a fiery furnace for defying King Nebuchadnezzar's order for them to worship a pagan idol. They subsequently walked out of the flames unscathed. Shadrach's original Hebraic name was Hananiah.
Shad (English contracted form) is another variant of the name.
Shadrach is uncommon as a baby name for boys. It is listed outside of the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Shadrach include Shadrac, Shadrack, Sedric, Sedrick, Sedrik, Shadrak, Shadrick, Shedrick, Sihtric, Sihtrick, Sihtrik, Sihtryc, Sihtryck, Sihtryk, Sitric, Sitrick, Sitrik, Starkie, Syhtric, and Syhtrick.
† Pronunciation for Shadrach: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"