Name: Shadrach

Origin and Meaning of the Name Shadrach

  • Meaning:
    Commanded by Aku
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (SHAD rack)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Shadrach)
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Miscellaneous Info for Shadrach

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Shadrach is a Babylonian name found in the Bible. Its meaning refers to Aku, the Babylonian god of the moon. Shadrach is found in the Book of Daniel in the story of the firey furnace. In this story three boys including Shadrach refuse King Nebuchadnezzar's order to worship a golden idol. All three are thrown into a firey furnace, yet emerge unharmed. This leads King Nebuchadnezzar to command all to worship the boys' god of the Old Testament rather than his idols.

    Shadrach was most popular in English speaking countries in the 19th century.

    Shadrach is the name of a horse in a children's book well known in New Zealand, Bow Down Shadrach by Joy Cowley.

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