What does Shanda mean?
Shanda [shan-da] as a girls' name has its roots in Old French and Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Shanda is "stone; lily, rose". Shanda is a variant form of Chantal (Old French): from "cantal". Shanda is also a variant of Shana (Hebrew): short variation of Shoshana, Shannon.
Shanda has 22 more related forms via Chantal, Shana: Chandal, Chanta, Chantae, Chantai, Chantay, Chante▼, Chantea, Chantra, Chaunta, Chonda, Shan, Shanah, Shania▼, Shanna▼, Shannah, Shantae, Shantal, Shantay, Shantel▼, Shaunta, Shawnta and Shonta.Creative forms:
(female) Shando, ..
(male) Shanco, Shanman, .. Middle name pairings:
Shanda Aida (S.A.), ..
How popular is Shanda?
Shanda is a very popular first name for females (#1182 out of 4276, Top 28%) and a slightly less popular last name for both adults and children (#124872 out of 150436, Top 83%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shanda entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #531 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Shania (#1648 in recent rankings), Shaunda, Shantel, Shaunta, Shawnda, Shonta, Shonda, Shawnta, Shantal, Shantae, Chante, Chantay, Shana, Shanna, Shandi and Chantal are the popular alternative forms of Shanda. These forms of Shanda reached the apex of their popularity in 1996 (median #1553) and are now significantly less popular, with forms such as Shania becoming somewhat dated.
Shanda▼ is pronounced similarly to Chanda▼, Chandy, Shandea, Shandee, Shandey, Shandeya, Shandie, Shandy and Shaundee. Other suggested similar names are Blanda, Canda, Chandra▼, Channa, Chanya, Deanda, Dhana, Leanda, Luanda, Manda▼, Randa, Saida, Sana, Sandi▼, Sandie, Sandye, Sayda, Seana, Seanna, Shadai, Shade, Shadia, Shaela, Shaina▼, Shaka, Shalonda, Shanae▼, Shanay, Shandel, Shandon, Shandra, Shanea, Shanedra (see Sha-), Shanee, Shaneka, Shaney, Shanita, Shannae, Shannan, Shanon, Shanta, Shantee, Shantey, Shara, Sharde, Shauna▼, Shauntae, Shauntay, Shavonda, Shawnna, Shawntay, Shawnte, Shaya, Shayda, Shianna, Shona, Shonna, Sianna, Sindi, Sondya, Synda, Syndi, Thada, Thadda, Thandy and Zanda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shanda.See names in meaning and etymology.