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What does Shanay mean?

Shanay [sha-nay] as a name for girls. Shanay's root is American. Shanay is an alternate form of Sha- (American). Shanay is also a variant of Shanae (American).


Shanay has 4 variants: Shanea, Shannae, Shannea and Shawna.

Shanay has 23 more different relations via Sha-, Shanae: Shadiya, Shaka, Shakina, Shalana, Shalane, Shalaya, Shalia, Shamara, Shanel, Shanell, Shanice, Shanika, Shanita, Shantel, Sharae, Sharaia, Sharana, Sharay, Sharaya, Sharayah, Sharaye, Sharina and Sharon.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Shynay, Tianay, ..

(male) Shaad, Shaeno, ..

How popular is Shanay?

Shanay is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Shanay is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Shanay for girls. Shanay entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #1153 in the U.S. in the year 1992, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanay name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of the girl name Shanay and related names. Sharon (#879 in 2014), Shanita, Shantel, Sharae, Shanika, Shawna, Shanice, Shanea, Shanel, Shanell and Shanae are the popular related forms of Shanay listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Shanay was at its apex during the years 1940-1949 (adoption of 2.4%) and is now significantly reduced, with forms like Shanice becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanay, Shanae, Shanea, Shanel, Shanell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanice, Shanika, Shanita, Shantel, Sharae in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sharon, Shawna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shanay and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Shanay is alike in pronunciation to Chaanah, Chanah, Channa, Chayney, Chenay, Chyna, Shainah, Shana, Shanah, Shaney, Shania, Shauna, Shaunah, Shaunee, Shaunie, Shawnah, Shawney, Shawni, Shaynah, Shiona, Shonagh, Shonah, Shonna, Shunagh and Shyanna. Other suggested similar names are Chandy, Jeanay, Samey, Sandy, Sannah, Sanny, Sean, Seana, Shadai, Shahnaz, Shaine, Shan, Shan-, Shanda, Shandey, Shandy, Shane, Shanit, Shannan, Shanon, Shanta, Shantae, Shantai, Shantey, Shanti, Sharan, Sharly, Shary, Shaun, Shawnacy, Shawntay, Shay, Shayan, Shayne, Shene, Sheray, Shyann, Shyanne, Sian, Siana, Sianna, Siena, Sina, Sinny, Suanny, Sunny, Swanny, Thana, Thandy and Zhanaya (see Zhane). These names tend to be more frequently used than Shanay.