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Gender: Male Meaning of Shakespeare: "brandish spear" Origin of Shakespeare: English

The name Shakespeare is a boy's name meaning "brandish spear". Shakespeare and is often added to lists like Literary Baby Names Inspired by Authors and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

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No: no Picasso, no Beethoven, and no Shakespeare.

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Famous People Named Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, poet and playwright

Pop Culture References for the name Shakespeare

Trip Shakespeare, indie rock band
"Brush Up Your Shakespeare," song from Broadway show "Kiss Me Kate"
Captain Shakespeare, character in the "Stardust" film
"Do You Like Shakespeare," song by Susan Cagle
Beatrice Shakespeare Smith, main character of the "Theatre Illuminata" trilogy by Lisa Mantchev
Shakespeare, a planet in the Ender's Game series