Meaning and name origin
Shanay \sh(a)-nay\ as a girl's name is of American origin. Shanay is a variant of Sha- (American): combination of the Sha- prefix with various name endings. Also a variant of Shanae (American): possibly a phonetic variant of Sinead (sha-NAYD), an Irish form of Jane, following the pattern of Renee and Janae.
Shanay is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shanay and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Shawna and Shanae. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Shanay is also pronounced similarly to Chana, Chanae, Chanah, Chaney, Chenay, Shaena, Shaina▼, Shainah, Shana▼, Shanah, Shanee, Shaney, Shani, Shania▼, Shanie, Shanna▼, Shannah, Shauna▼, Shaunah, Shawnae, Shawnah, Shawney, Shayna▼, Shaynah, Shena, Shona, Shonah and Shuna. Other suggested similar baby names are Sana, Sanny, Seana, Shan, Shan-, Shandy, Shane, Shantay, Sharay, Shayan, Siana, Suanny and Swanny. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shanay.