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Origin & Meaning

The name Shadow is of English origin.

The meaning of Shadow is "shade from sun".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 16084  in baby name popularity for girls with 6 occurrences.  It ranked 6209 in popular baby names for boys with 14 occurrences. 

View the Shadow Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Shadow has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Shadow to other names.


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Related Names

Shadow is a form of the name Scead.

Variants of the name Shadow include Shadoe.

Other Tidbits

Shadow falls into the celestial name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Shadow in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Shadow.

Just for fun, see the name Shadow in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Shadow in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.