Meaning and name origin
Shanea \sh(a)-nea\ as a girl's name is of American and Native American Indian origin, and the meaning of Shanea is "I'm on my way". Shanea is 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. Also a variant of Shania (Native American Indian): from an Ojibwa phrase.
Shanea is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Shanea is also pronounced similarly to Chana, Chanee, Chaney, Chanha, Chania, Channa, Chanya, Shaena, Shaina▼, Shana▼, Shanah, Shanee, Shaney, Shani, Shanie, Shanna▼, Shannae, Shannah, Shauna▼, Shaunee, Shaunna, Shawna▼, Shawnee, Shawney, Shawnna, Shayna▼, Shena, Shianna, Shona, Shonna, Shuna and Shyanna. Other suggested similar baby names are Sana, Sanna, Seana, Seanna, Shaine, Shan, Shan-, Shanda▼, Shandea, Shane, Shaneka, Shanel, Shanta▼, Shayne, Shene, Shone, Siana and Sianna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shanea.