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What does Shanell mean?

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


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

17 more relations via Chanel, Sha-, Shanelle: Shakeela, Shakila, Shameka, Shanay, Shanedra, Shanella, Shanelly, Shanessa, Shanetta, Shaney, Shanice, Shanika, Shanilly, Shanita, Shannae, Shantel and Shinella.

Creative forms:
(female) Saell, Shaell, ..

(male) Shanal, Shanlay, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shanell Alba (S.A.), ..

How popular is Shanell?

Shanell is a very popular first name for females (#1956 out of 4276, Top 46%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shanell entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #921 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Shanell are Chanel (#687 last year), Shanelle, Shanice, Shanika, Shantel, Shanita, Shanel, Chanell, Chanelle, Shakila, Shameka and Shanay. Other variants, like Shanessa, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Shanell was widespread in the year 1992 (usage of 0.19%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.02%, down 90%), with versions such as Shameka falling out of fashion.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Shanell is alike in pronunciation to Shaunelle. Other recommended names are Branell (see Brandy), Chantell, Chapell, Charell, Danell, Janell, Samella, Samelle, Shaela, Shakeel, Shandel, Shandell, Shandelle, Shane, Shanea, Shanee, Shaneka, Shanese, Shantal, Shantell, Shantella, Shantelle, Sharel, Sharell, Sharelle, Sharrell, Sharyll, Shauntell, Shell, Sherell, Shirell, Sonel and Sunel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shanell.

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