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What does Shanna mean?

Shanna Pronunciation of Shanna [shan-na] as a name for girls has its roots in Hebrew and Gaelic, and the meaning of the name Shanna is "lily, rose; God's grace". Shanna is an alternate form of Shana (Hebrew): short transcription of Shoshana, Shannon. Shanna is also a variant of Shawna (English, Irish, Gaelic): feminine transcription of Sean. Shanna is also used as a form of Susannah (Hebrew).

Associated with: gaelic, lily (flower), grace.


Shanna has 17 variants: Channa, Shanah, Shani, Shania, Shannae, Shannah, Shauna, Shaunah, Shaunee, Shaunie, Shaunna, Shawnae, Shawnah, Shawnee, Shawni, Shawnna and Shonna.

39 more alternative forms via Shana, Shannon, Shawna, Susannah: Sanna, Sannah, Sean, Seana, Seanna, Shan, Shanda, Shandi, Shandy, Shane, Shannan, Shannen, Shannin, Shannyn, Shanon, Shaun, Shaunda, Shauntay, Shaunte, Shawnda, Shawntae, Shawntay, Shawnte, Shoshanna, Siana, Sianna, Suesanna, Susana, Susann, Susanna, Susanne, Suzana, Suzanna, Suzannah, Suzanne, Suzzanna, Zana, Zanna and Zuzanna.

Creative forms:
(female) Shanja, Shansa, ..

(male) Shanne, Shanni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shanna Monroe (S.M.), ..

How popular is Shanna?

Shanna is a very prominent first name for females (#593 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shanna entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #254 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Shannon (#1059 in recent rankings), Susanna (#1271), Shania (#1648), Susana (#1702), Shawnte, Zuzanna, Shawnna, Shawnee, Shawna, Shawnda, Shonna, Suzanne, Susannah, Susanne, Zana, Shaunte, Susann, Suzanna, Shaunda, Shandi, Shane, Shanda, Shana, Sean, Seanna, Shani, Shauna, Sanna, Shaun, Shanon, Shannan, Shannen and Shaunna are the prominent related forms of Shanna. Usage of these forms of Shanna was at its apex 45 years ago (adoption of 1.6%) and has become significantly diminished since, with versions like Shania becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanna, Sean, Seanna, Shana, Shanda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shandi, Shane, Shani, Shania, Shannan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shannen, Shannon, Shanon, Shaun, Shauna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shaunda, Shaunna, Shaunte, Shawna, Shawnda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shawnee, Shawnna, Shawnte, Shonna, Susana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Susann, Susanna, Susannah, Susanne, Suzanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Suzanne, Zana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sanna, Shania, Shannon, Shauna, Zuzanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shanna is pronounced similarly to Chanah, Chaney, Chania, Channah, Chanya, Chanyah, China, Chyna, Chynna, Shaina, Shainah, Shanay, Shanea, Shanee, Shaney, Shanie, Shawney, Shawnie, Shayana, Shaynah, Sheina, Shena, Shianna, Shona and Shuna. Other suggested similar names are Ayanna, Canna, Chanta, Chianna, Deanna, Dhana, Ianna, Ivanna, Joanna, Keanna, Kianna, Phanya, Rheanna, Roanna, Ryanna, Samia, Samma, San, Sanda, Savanna, Sena, Sevanna, Shadia, Shaila, Shalana, Shalia, Shalina, Shandea (see Shandy), Shanika, Shanita, Shannel, Shantal, Shanti, Sharena, Sharina, Shasta, Shavona, Shaya, Shayne, Shene, Shone, Shyann, Siena, Sohnia, Suanny, Swannie, Thana, Tianna, Vanna and Ysanna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shanna.

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