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Meaning and Name Origin

Shanae \sh(a)-nae\ as a girls' name is pronounced sha-NAY. It is of American origin. Possibly a phonetic variant of Sinead (sha-NAYD), an Irish form of Jane, following the pattern of Renee and Janae. Se also Sha-, Shan, and Sinead.


Shanae has 3 variants: Shanay, Shanea and Shannea.

For more information, see also the related girl name Sian.

Shanae has 17 more different forms via Janae, Jane, Renee, Sha-, Shan, Sinead: Janae, Jeanae, Ranae, Shaka, Shalane, Shandi, Shanel, Shanice, Shannae, Shante, Shantel, Sharae, Sharay, Sharaye, Shawna, Shayne and Shene.


Shanae is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3241 out of 4276, Top 76%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Shanae for girls. Shanae was first listed in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #571 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shanae and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Shanae listed in the Top 1000 are Janae (#932 in 2014), Jane (#322), Renee (#962), Shanice, Shante, Shantel, Shawna, Sian and Sinead. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity in 1992 and are now much less widespread, with forms like Janae, Renee, Shante, Shantel and Shawna becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janae, Jane, Renee, Shanae, Shanice, Shante, Shantel, Shawna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Sian, Sinead outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shanae is pronounced similarly to Chana, Chanae, Chanah, Chanee, Shaena, Shaina, Shainah, Shana, Shanah, Shanee, Shaney, Shani, Shania, Shanie, Shanna, Shannah, Shauna, Shaunah, Shaunee, Shaunie, Shawnae, Shawnah, Shawnee, Shawnie, Shayna, Shaynah, Shena, Shona, Shonah and Shuna. Other recommended similar baby names are Sana, Seana, Shadae, Shaine, Shan-, Shane, Shantae, Shayan, Shone, Shyanne, Siana and Zhanae. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shanae.