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What does Shania mean?

Shania Pronunciation of Shania [sha-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.

Related girl name: Shana.

Creative forms:
(female) Shaana, ..

(male) Shanus, Shapha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shania Emelyn (S.E.), ..

How popular is Shania?

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

Shania was first listed in 1993 and reached its top position of #171 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is currently at #1648. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Shania (#1648 from current records) rated in the Top 2000 are Shana, Shane and Shanea. Usage of these relations of Shania was at its most widespread 19 years ago (median #1206) and is now much lower.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shania, Shana, Shane, Shanea in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shania is alike in pronunciation to Chanae, Chaniya, Chanya, China, Shaina, Shainah, Shanah, Shaney, Shanie, Shannae, Shannea, Shauna, Shaunah, Shaunee, Shaunna, Shawney, Shawni, Shawnna, Shaynah, Shena, Shianna, Shiona, Shona, Shonah and Shuna. Other recommended names are Azania, Dania, Dhanna, Fania, Frania, Ilania, Nania, Sadia, Safia, Samma, Samya, Sannah, Sanzia, Saria, Seana, Seanna, Shadia, Shadiya, Shadya, Shaela, Shaine, Shakina, Shaliza, Shamika, Shan, Shandie, Shaneka, Shanel, Shannan, Shannin, Shantay, Shari, Sharil, Sharina, Shaunda, Shayda, Shayne, Shonda, Sian, Sianna, Sienna, Sinnie, Sonia, Sonya, Sueanna, Sunni, Sunnie, Thalia, Urania and Vania. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shania.