Shaquille - Meaning of Shaquille
[ 1 syll. (s)ha-qui-(l)le, sh-aqui-lle ] The baby boy name Shaquille is also used as a girl name, but the use for boys is much more common. It is pronounced as -SHaaK-L †. Shaquille is used predominantly in the English and Arabic languages, and its origin is Arabic. It is derived literally from the word 'shaquille' which means handsome.
Shaquille is a variant (English) of the name Shakil (Arabic and English).
Shaquille is an unusual baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1993 with 0.086% of baby boys being given the name Shaquille. It ranked at #180 then. The baby name has since fallen from favor, and is currently of irregular use. Among all boy names in its group, Shaquille was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. In the past century Shaquille has mostly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Shaquille: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
A famous person named Shaquille is Shaquille O'Neal, Basketball Player, born Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, 6 March 1972, Newark, New Jersey.