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

Shakespeare Origin and Meaning

The name Shakespeare is a boy's name meaning "brandish spear".

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

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NameLover 11 Says:


Awesome as a middle!! Especially for me as a Shakespearean actress!!

larkub101 Says:


I have to say I think Shakespeare would be a kind of awesome first name. I think the reason it doesn't sound outlandish to me is because William Shakespeare is nearly always referred to by his surname alone, making it almost sound like a first name. I also like the idea of calling him Shakes as a nickname.

Hylian Wizard Says:


A bit too dramatic as a first name, stunning as a middle name.

yvonne_virginia Says:


Maybe not as a fn, but I think Shakespeare (or Picasso, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, etc) would work great as a mn. I rather like the idea.

mabespark Says:


I agree - you could also use William if you really want to honor the famous playwright.

raevynstar Says:


On one hand, it's hillarious to think of this as a name. On the other hand, it's depressing, too. In no way, shape, or form is it usable. Try a Shaespeare name--like, for a girl, Cressida.