Meaning:Command of Aku
Shad is a boy’s name of Babylonian origin. It’s a shortened form of Shadrach, which means “command of Aku,” referring to the Babylonian moon god. In the Bible, Shadrach was one of three Hebrew men thrown into a furnace for rebelling against the King of Babylon. They were rescued by an angel, and escaped unharmed. If your faith is important to you, this name could be a lovely reminder to baby that their commitment to God will be rewarded. Shad is also a Persian name meaning “happy” and an English surname meaning “fish seller,” from the Old English sceadd, meaning “fish.” Whichever meaning or origin you prefer, this name’s long, rich history makes it an appealing choice for baby!
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