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Shasta Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Shasta is of African origin.

The meaning of Shasta is "precious water".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 14220  in baby name popularity for girls with 7 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

Shasta is a variant spelling of Shasa.

Other Tidbits

Shasta falls into the water name category.

Name Fun

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

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African names encompass a variety of cultures, religions and languages.

Most people in North Africa are of the Muslim faith and therefore tend to use Muslim, Arabic names when naming their children. Central and South Africa maintain the influence of Western culture and frequently use European names when naming their children.

Traditional African names often reflect the order, time, or season of the child's birth. For example born on a given day or at a certain time, first born or second born. The name may also represent circumstances, for example, born while father was away. It is also common for given names to be vocabulary words from the local language.