What does Sha- mean?
Sha- \sha\ as a girls' name is pronounced sha. It is of American origin. Combination of the Sha- prefix with various name endings. Pronunciation emphasis is on the second syllable. Names beginning with Sha- are fashionable because they sound attractive. Some may be variants of existing names from African, Arabian, Hindu, Israeli, or other cultures, while others are creative variants of traditional American names. See also Cha-, Charlene, Shan-, She-, and Siobhan.
Sha- has 57 variants: Shadira, Shadiya, Shadonna, Shaka, Shakeela, Shakeena, Shakeera, Shakeita, Shakette, Shakila, Shakina, Shakira▼, Shakitra, Shalaina, Shalaine, Shalana, Shalane, Shalaya, Shalia, Shalini, Shalisa, Shalita, Shaliza, Shalonda▼, Shalynn, Shamaine, Shamara, Shameka▼, Shamika▼, Shanay, Shanedra, Shanel, Shanell, Shanessa, Shanetta, Shanice▼, Shanika▼, Shaniqua▼, Shanique, Shanita, Shannae, Shantel▼, Shaquina, Shaquise, Shaquita, Sharae, Sharaia, Sharana, Sharay, Sharaya, Sharayah, Sharaye, Sharina, Sharise, Sharita, Sharon▼ and Shawna▼.
Sha- has 20 more different forms via Cha-, Charlene, Shan-, She-, Siobhan: Chalia, Chalon, Chanae, Chanee, Char, Charis, Charla▼, Chenay, Shalene, Shandel, Shandon, Shandra, Shanti, Shavaun, Shavon, Shervan, Shevon, Shivahn, Shivaun and Sioban.
Prominent alternative forms of Sha- (#unlisted) are Sharon (#879 last year), Shanita, Shaniqua, Shanika, Shantel, Shanice, Sheryl, Shawna, Siobhan, Shanelle, Shakira, Cherie, Charlene, Shalonda, Shameka, Shanell, Shanae, Shamika and Charla. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1980-1989 and has become significantly lower since, with forms such as Sharon, Shaniqua, Shanika, Shantel and Shanice falling out of fashion. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Sha- and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)