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 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).
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).
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.