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Meaning and name origin

Shania \sh(a)-nia\ as a girl's name is pronounced sha-NYE-ah. It is of Native American Indian origin, and the meaning of Shania is "I'm on my way". From an Ojibwa phrase. Also variant of Shane. Made popular due to country-western singer Shania Twain.


Shania has 1 variant form: Shanea.

For more information, see also the related girl name Shana.


Shania is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shania for girls. Shania reached its highest rank of #171 in the U.S. in 1996. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shania name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shania and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Shania and Shana. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shana, Shania in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shania is also pronounced similarly to Chana, Chanha, Chani, Chania, Chaniya, Channa, Chanya, Shaena, Shaina, Shanae, Shanah, Shanay, Shanee, Shaney, Shani, Shanie, Shanna, Shannae, Shannah, Shannea, Shauna, Shaunie, Shaunna, Shawna, Shawni, Shawnie, Shawnna, Shayna, Shena, Shianna, Shona, Shonna, Shuna and Shyanna. Other suggested similar baby names are Samia, Sana, Sanna, Seana, Seanna, Shadia, Shalia, Shan, Shan-, Shanda, Shanika, Shanit, Shanita, Shanta, Siana, Sianna, Sohnia and Sonia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shania.