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Shana meaning and name origin
Shana \sh(a)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced SHAH-nah. Nickname for Shoshana (Hebrew) "lily, rose"; short form of Shannon or anglicisation of Shaina. Shana has been made familiar today by journalist and biographer Shana Alexander. Singer Shania Twain.
Shana has 7 variant forms: Shan, Shanah, Shanda, Shandi, Shania, Shanna and Shannah.
For more information, see also the related name Sian.
Baby names that sound like Shana are Chana, Shanay, Shani, Shaena, Shan-, Shanae, Shanea, Shane, Shauna, Shena, Shona and Shuna.
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Popularity of Shana
Shana is a very popular first name for women (#633 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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