Gender: Female Meaning of Sheherazade: "dweller in cities" Origin of Sheherazade: Arabic

Sheherazade Origin and Meaning

The name Sheherazade is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "dweller in cities".

The tale-spinning heroine of The Thousand and One Nights, Sheherazade is an extravagantly elaborate name for a little girl. Too extravagantly elaborate? It's lovely and beguiling, and with the rise of such evocative monikers as Persephone and Ophelia, Sheherazade may have a chance in the modern baby name world.

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Pop Culture References for the name Sheherazade

Sheherazade, Sharizad, Sharazad


eveyalecia Says:


Took a mythology class with a girl named this. Of course my prof made a comment about how appropriate it was for that class. She seemed to like her name, and no one really had trouble with it (although, again: mythology class).

AllieCat718 Says:


I like the sound, but the spelling...not so much.

Luísa Says:


I love this one, but I know it's better as a mn than as a given name.
I would spell it Sherazade though.

Catastroffy Says:


Where I live it is "sheh-heh-rah-zad". I know a five-year-old girl named this.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


How is this even pronounced?

ssister Says:


I actually love the sound of this name! Very enchanting!

lesliemarion Says:


Great word, terrible name choice.