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

The name Sheherazade is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "dweller in cities". Sheherazade and is often added to lists like Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Your Six Kids - Take Three, Leave Three".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Sheherazade

Sheherazade Goldsmith (née Bentley), British environmentalist, author, columnist and a jeweller with her company Loquet London

Pop Culture References for the name Sheherazade

"Shérazade" (1982), novel by Leïla Sebbar
Also spelled Scheherazade

Sheherazade, Sharizad, Sharazad