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What does Shan- mean?

Shan- [shan] as a girls' name is pronounced shan. It is of American origin. Combination of the Shan- prefix with various name endings. Pronunciation emphasis is on the second syllable. See also Sha- and She-.

Associated with: combination (blend).


Shan- has 10 variants: Shandel, Shandell, Shandelle, Shandon, Shandra, Shanice, Shantel, Shanti, Shantoya and Shauntrice.

Affiliated girl name: Seana.

19 more related forms via Sha-, She-: Shaka, Shakina, Shalana, Shalane, Shalia, Shalini, Shalynn, Shanay, Shanel, Shanell, Shanika, Shanita, Shannae, Sharae, Sharana, Sharay, Sharina, Sharon and Shawna.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Sharon (#977 from recent data), Shantel, Sharae, Shanita, Shawna, Shanika, Shandra, Shanel, Shanell, Shanice and Shanay are the popular alternative forms of Shan- (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Shalynn, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Shan- reached its highest 75 years ago (median #1818) and has become significantly lower since, with versions such as Sharon becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanay, Shandra, Shanel, Shanell, Shanice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanika, Shanita, Shantel, Sharae, Sharon, Shawna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shan- and related baby names outside U.S.