Shaka, meaning "power," has African roots. Shaka was the name of a Zulu tribal leader from the early 19th century who shaped a group of tribes into the Zulu nation of southern Africa. He was one of the most important monarchs of the Zulu and transformed their military. This gender-neutral name will imbue baby with a sense of strength, so they know they can tackle whatever life might throw at them. Shaka is also an Arabic girl's name that means "pretty," and is a diminutive of Shakila.
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