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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 has 4 variant forms: Shanea, Shannae, Shannea, Shawna.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shanae, Shawna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.