• Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Piece Of Land In Rural England

What is the meaning of the name Shire?

The name Shire is primarily a gender-neutral name of English origin that means Piece Of Land In Rural England.

A shire would be equivalent to a county in the U.S. - used in old England, specifically the rural areas. Character Name from JRR Tolkein's Lord of the Rings trilogy.

People who like the name Shire also like:

Bishop, Declan, Colton, Rhydian, Everett, Ender, Rook, Ava, Wren, Imogen, Adelaide, Freya, Evelyn, Cora

Names like Shire:

Squire, Sakhr, Socorro, Shiro, Soroya, Shariah, Shahryar, Serah, Sakura, Sagira, Shachar, Shaurya, Shirou, Sahar, Sherri, Sierra, Sahirah, Sareh, Shakira, Sherry, Saahira, Shiori, Shahira, Sera, Sari, Sire, Saura, Sarahi, Shakirah, Saar

Stats for the Name Shire

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Potential drawbacks of using the name Shire:

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1. Potential for mispronunciation or misspelling: The name "Shire" may be unfamiliar to some people, leading to frequent mispronunciations or misspellings.

2. Limited cultural associations: The name "Shire" is primarily associated with J.R.R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth, specifically the hobbits' home region in "The Lord of the Rings." This strong association may limit the child's cultural identity and diversity of references.

3. Lack of uniqueness: While "Shire" may sound distinctive at first, it is becoming increasingly popular as a given name. This popularity could result in the child sharing their name with multiple peers, potentially causing confusion or a lack of individuality.

4. Potential teasing or bullying: Children can be creative when finding ways to tease or bully others based on their names. The name "Shire" might invite playground taunts related to its similarity to words like "shy," "sheer," or even "shire