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Channa

What does Channa mean?

Channa Pronunciation of Channa [chan-na] as a name for girls is a Hebrew and Gaelic name, and the name Channa means "He (God) has favored me; old, ancient". Channa is a variant form of Chana (Hebrew): version of Hannah. Channa is also a variation of Shannon (Gaelic): place name of an Irish river.

Associated with: gaelic, old.

Variations

Channa has 7 variants: Chaanah, Chanah, Chani, Shana, Shani, Shanna and Shannae.

9 more alternative forms via Chana, Shannon: Chaanach, Chanach, Shandy, Shane, Shannan, Shannen, Shannin, Shannyn and Shanon.

Creative forms:
(female) Chena, ..

(male) Channey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Channa Josephine (C.J.), ..

How popular is Channa?

Channa is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Channa is an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Chana (#855 last year), Shana, Shane, Shani, Shanna, Shannan, Shannen, Shannon (#1059) and Shanon are the popular related forms of Channa (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Channa reached its peak in the 1970s (median #778) and is now significantly lower (#1768, 98.1%), with versions such as Shana becoming less fashionable. Chana is the most fashionable name for newborns among these. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chana, Shana, Shane, Shani, Shanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shannan, Shannen, Shannon, Shanon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shannon outside U.S.

Similar Names

Channa is alike in pronunciation to Chainey, Chanae, Chanee, Chanha, Chania, Channah, Chanya, Chayney, Chenay, Cheyanna, Chyna, Shaena, Shainah, Shanay, Shanea, Shaney, Shania, Shanie, Shannea, Shauna, Shena, Shiona, Shona, Shonna and Shuna. Other suggested similar names are Adanna, Ayanna, Cama, Canda, Chalina, Chanda, Chanel, Channach, Chanta, Chantay, Chantea, Chara, Chasina, Chava, Chayan, Chayanne, Chazona, Ciana, Cinny, Conni, Cyanea, Danna, Dhanna, Dianna, Eanna, Elanna, Ianna, Ioanna, Ivanna, Janna, Jeanna, Jianna, Johanna, Lanna, Leanna, Lianna, Ranna, Reanna, Rhianna, Rianna, Roanna, Sanna, Seanna, Shanda, Thana, Tyanna, Vanna, Vianna, Yanna and Yoanna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Channa.

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