Meaning and name origin
Shanda \sh(an)-da\ as a girl's name is of Old French and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shanda is "stone; lily, rose". Shanda is a variant of Chantal (Old French): from "cantal". Also a variant of Shana (Hebrew): short form of Shoshana, Shannon or an Anglicized form of Shaina.
Shanda is a very popular first name for females (#1182 out of 4276, Top 28%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shanda for girls. Shanda reached its highest rank of #514 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shanda and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Shonda, Shanda, Shana and Chantal. (2014 statistics).
Shanda▼ is also pronounced similarly to Chanda▼, Chandy, Shandea, Shandee, Shandey, Shandeya, Shandie and Shandy. Other suggested similar baby names are Sanda, Sande, Sandi▼, Sandy▼, Santa▼, Shandra, Shanea, Shania▼, Shanit, Shanita, Shanna▼, Shanta▼, Shantae, Shantai, Shantay, Shante▼, Shanti, Shaunta, Shawnta, Shayda, Shonta and Synda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shanda.