Meaning and Name Origin
Shanay \sh(a)-nay\ as a name for girls is a form of Sha- (American): combination of the Sha- prefix with various name endings. Shanay is also a variant of Shanae (American): possibly a phonetic variant of Sinead.
Shanay has 47 more different forms via Sha-, Shanae: Shadira, Shadiya, Shadonna, Shaka, Shakeena, Shakila, Shakina, Shakira▼, Shalaina, Shalaine, Shalana, Shalane, Shalaya, Shalia, Shalini, Shalisa, Shalita, Shaliza, Shalonda▼, Shalynn, Shamaine, Shamara, Shameka▼, Shamika▼, Shanedra, Shanel, Shanell, Shanessa, Shanetta, Shanice▼, Shanika▼, Shaniqua▼, Shanique, Shanita, Shantel▼, Shaquina, Sharae, Sharaia, Sharana, Sharay, Sharaya, Sharayah, Sharaye, Sharina, Sharise, Sharita and Sharon▼.
Shanay is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Shanay is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shanay and related names. Sharon (#879 in 2014), Shaniqua, Shanita, Shantel, Shanika, Shawna, Shanice, Shameka, Shalonda, Shamika, Shanae, Shanell and Shakira are the popular related forms of Shanay (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex in 1992 and is now significantly lower, with forms like Sharon, Shaniqua, Shantel, Shanika and Shawna becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shanay is alike in pronunciation 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, Shayan, Siana, Suanny and Swanny. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shanay.