Shakira Isabel mebarak Ripoll is well known as the Sakira. Shakira means "grateful" in Arabic. It is the feminine form of the name Shakir. Her second name, Isabel, is also her paternal grandmother, meaning "my God is my oath", "My house of God" or "my God is abundance", and her name is still only a name given to Spanish Elizabeth. Her middle name family name Ripoll is Catalan.