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

The name Shura is a boy's name of Russian origin meaning "defending men". Shura and discussed in our forums with posts like "Hunt for our favourite boy names (Alphabet-wise)".

From the experts:

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.

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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)
Shura, character from the video game "Fire Emblem Fates"