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Meaning and name origin

Shana \sh(a)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced SHAH-nah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shana is "lily, rose". Short form of Shoshana, Shannon or an Anglicized form of Shaina. Shana has been made familiar today by journalist and biographer Shana Alexander. Singer Shania Twain.


Shana has 8 variant forms: Lashana, Shan, Shanah, Shanda, Shandi, Shania, Shanna and Shannah.

For more information, see also related girl names Seana, Sian, Shawna and Shayna.


Shana is a very popular first name for females (#633 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shana for girls. Shana reached its highest rank of #250 in the U.S. in 1970-1979 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shana name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shana and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Shawna, Shayna, Sian, Shannon, Shanna, Shana, Shanda, Shania and Shaina. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shaina, Shana, Shanda, Shania, Shanna, Shannon, Shawna, Shayna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shaina, Shania, Shannon, Shawna, Shayna, Sian outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shana is also pronounced similarly to Chana, Chanae, Chanah, Chanha, Chani, Chania, Channa, Chanya, China, Chyna, Shaena, Shainah, Shanae, Shanay, Shanea, Shanee, Shaney, Shani, Shanie, Shannae, Shannea, Shauna, Shaunah, Shaunna, Shawnae, Shawnah, Shawni, Shawnna, Shayana, Shaynah, Sheena, Sheina, Shena, Shianna, Shiona, Shona, Shonah, Shonna, Shuna and Shyanna. Other suggested similar baby names are Dhana, San, Sana, Sanna, Sean, Seanna, Sena, Shaine, Shaka, Shan-, Shane, Shanta, Shara, Shaun, Shaya, Shayan, Shayne, Shene, Shone, Shyann, Siana, Sianna, Siena, Sina and Thana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shana.