Shakira: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Shakira

Shakira

Pronunciation: shah-KEE-rə (key)

Ready for a global ride? The Latin diva Shakira is Colombian, but her heritage is Lebanese and her name Arabic. (The singer's publicists translate it as "woman full of grace"; the more standard translation is "thankful.") In the U.S., the name has been used occasionally by Arab- and African-Americans and became a hot choice for Latinas in the singer's wake

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