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What does Shania mean?

Shania \sh(a)-nia\ as a girls' 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: Shanea.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Shana.


Shania is an uncommon given name for women. Shania is an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Shania for girls. Shania was first listed in 1995 and reached its top position of #171 in the U.S. in the year 1996, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

The only other popular varying form of Shania rated in the Top 1000 is Shana. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread in 1996 (usage of 0.588%) and is now much lower, with the forms Shana and Shania becoming less fashionable. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Shania and affiliated names. (2014 Birth 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 alike in pronunciation 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 recommended 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.