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pinWhat does Shana mean?

Shana /sha-na/ as a girls' 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 variants: Lashana, Shan, Shanah, Shanda, Shandi, Shania, Shanna and Shannah.

Affiliated girl names: Seana, Sian, Shawna and Shayna.

Shana has 20 more alternative forms via Shaina, Shannon, Shoshana: Channa, Shaena, Shainah, Shaine, Shandy, Shane, Shanee, Shani, Shanie, Shannae, Shannan, Shannen, Shannin, Shannyn, Shanon, Shayna, Shayne, Sheina, Shosha and Sosanna.

Kreatif forms: Shasa. [more]

pinHow popular is Shana?

Shana is a very prominent first name for females (#633 out of 4276, Top 15%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#131366 out of 150436, Top 87%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Shana for girls. Shana entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #250 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Shana and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Shana rated in the Top 1000 are Shanon, Shannon, Shawna, Shayna, Sian, Shannen, Shannan, Shanda, Shani, Shania, Shanna and Shaina. These relations of Shana were favored as baby names 4 decades ago (usage of 0.349%) and have become less widespread since, with forms like Shawna falling out of style.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shana, Shaina, Shanda, Shani, Shania in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shanna, Shannan, Shannen, Shannon, Shanon in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shawna, Shayna in U.S.

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

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Shana is alike in pronunciation to Chana, Chanah, Channah, Chanya, Chanyah, Chenay, China, Shanay, Shanea, Shaney, Shannea, Shauna, Shaunah, Shaunee, Shaunna, Shawnah, Shawnee, Shawni, Shawnie, Shayana, Shaynah, Sheenah, Shonagh, Shonah and Shuna. Other suggested similar baby names are Amana, Brana, Dhana, Duana, Dzana, Juana, Rana, Roana, San, Sana, Sanna, Santa, Sasa, Savana, Sean, Seanna, Sena, Shadae, Shadia, Shadya, Shaka, Shalia, Shan-, Shandra, Shanika, Shanta, Shara, Sharana, Sharena, Sharla, Shary, Shaun, Shavona, Shaya, Shayan, Shaye, Shea, Shela, Shene, Shone, Shula, Shyann, Siana, Sianna, Siara, Siena, Sina, Stasa, Thana and Viana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shana.