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What does Shanel mean?

Shanel Pronunciation of Shanel [shanel] as a girls' name has its roots in Old French and American, and Shanel means "pipe". Shanel is a variant form of Chanel (Old French). Shanel is also a variant of Sha- (American). Shanel is also used as a form of Shanelle (American).


Shanel has 14 variants: Chanele, Chanell, Chanelle, Channell, Channelle, Chenelle, Shanell, Shannel, Shannell, Shannelle, Shenell, Shenelle, Shonelle and Shynelle.

24 more alternative forms via Chanel, Sha-, Shanelle: Shaka, Shakeela, Shakila, Shalane, Shalia, Shameka, Shanay, Shanedra, Shanella, Shanelly, Shanessa, Shanetta, Shaney, Shanice, Shanika, Shanilly, Shanita, Shannae, Shantel, Sharae, Sharay, Sharon, Shawna and Shinella.

Creative forms:
(female) Sanel, Stanel, ..

(male) Shasex, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shanel Channing (S.C.), ..

How popular is Shanel?

Shanel is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3767 out of 4276, Top 88%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shanel was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #1550 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanel name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Shanel are Chanel (#687 via latest list), Sharon (#977), Shanika, Shanita, Sharae, Shawna, Shanice, Shantel, Shanell, Chanelle, Chanell, Shakila, Shameka, Shanay and Shanelle. Usage of these relations of Shanel reached its apex 75 years ago (average #1875) and is now significantly less, with forms like Shameka becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanel, Chanel, Chanell, Chanelle, Shakila in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shameka, Shanay, Shanell, Shanelle, Shanice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanika, Shanita, Shantel, Sharae, Sharon, Shawna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shanel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shanel is pronounced similarly to Shaunelle. Other suggested similar names are Chandel, Chanee, Chaney, Chantel, Janel, Shade, Shae, Shaela, Shaine, Shakeel, Shalee, Shan, Shan-, Shana, Shanae, Shanah, Shanda, Shandea (see Shandy), Shandee, Shandel, Shandell, Shandey, Shandi, Shandy, Shane, Shanea, Shanee, Shaneka, Shanese, Shani, Shania, Shanie, Shanit, Shanna, Shannea, Shannen, Shanon, Shanta, Shantal, Shante, Shantee, Shantell, Shantey, Shanti, Sharee, Sharel, Sharell, Sharen, Sharil, Sharyl, Shaunee, Shawnee, Shawney, Shawntel, Shaye, Shayne, Shene, Shone, Shontel, Sonel, Sunel and Zhane. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shanel.

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