[ 3 syll. (s)ha-ni-qua, sh-aniq-ua ] The baby girl name Shaniqua is pronounced -SHaaNIY-KWaa- †. Shaniqua has its origins in the English and English-American languages. It is used largely in the English language. The name is a modern invention from the popular prefix 'Shan-'.
Shaniqua is a form of the English Sha.
Shaniqua is also a form of the English Shanika.
Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of the name Shaniqua.
Another form of Shaniqua is the diminutive Shanie.
See also the related form, the English and Japanese Tamika.
Shaniqua is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1991, 0.042% of baby girls were given the name Shaniqua. It had a ranking of #313 then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is of only sporadic use now. Out of all girl names in its family, Shaniqua was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Shaniqua include Shanequa, Saamia, Sajnea, Sakeana, Sakeina, Sakeyna, Sakiena, Sakinna, Sakoona, Sakoonah, Sakoujna, Sakoujnah, Sakouna, Sakounah, Sakujna, Sakujnah, Sakyna, Samaiya, Samana, and Samaya.
† Pronunciation for Shaniqua: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; W as in "we (W.IY)"