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Gender: M Meaning of Shura: "defending men" Origin of Shura: Russian diminutive of Alexander

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Shura is a unisex Russian nickname for Aleksandr or Aleksandra, themselves forms of Alexander. Less known in the English=speaking world than Sasha, it's also more assertive -- probably because of that "sure" sound.

Famous People Named Shura

Shura Taft, Australian TV presenter

Pop Culture References for the Name Shura

Short form of Sashura (diminutive of both Aleksandr and Aleksandra)