What does Shanna mean?
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).
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:
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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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.