Gender: Female Meaning of Shura: "defending men" Origin of Shura: Russian, diminutive of Alexandra

The name Shura is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "defending men". Shura and is often added to lists like International Variations of Alexandra and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

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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mamanmia Says:


i'm pretty sure its men as in mankind or humans in general. Another possibly clearer translation is 'Defender of man'

eve Says:


why defend men? #metoo