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What does Shannah mean?

Shannah /shan-nah/ as a name for girls. Shannah's name origin is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Shannah is "lily, rose". Shannah is a variant form of Shana (Hebrew): short variant of Shoshana, Shannon.

Associated with: lily (flower).


Shannah has 3 variants: Shanah, Shania and Shanna.

Shannah has 5 more relations via Shana, Shoshana: Shan, Shanda, Shandi, Sosanna and Sosannah.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Shanni, Shenah, ..

(male) Shanman, Shanney, ..

How popular is Shannah?

Shannah is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Shannah is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Shannah and corresponding names. Shania (#1464 last year), Shoshana (#1800), Shanna, Shandi, Shanda and Shana are the prominent related forms of Shannah (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Sosannah, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Shannah was at its apex 2 decades ago (usage of 0.1%) and is now significantly lower, with forms such as Shanda falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shana, Shanda, Shandi, Shania, Shanna, Shoshana in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Shannah is pronounced similarly to Chaanah, Chania, Chaniyah, Channah, Shaena, Shanae, Shannae, Shaunna, Shawnae, Shawney, Shawni, Shawnie, Shawnna, Shayana, Shayna, Sheena, Shena, Shianna, Shiona, Shionagh, Shona, Shonagh, Shonah, Shuna and Shyanna. Other recommended names are Chaninah, Channach, Dannah, Dhanna, Diannah, Ioannah (see Ioanna), Jannah, Johannah, Reannah, Sana, Sanna, Sannah, Sannie, Sanny, Savannah, Seana, Seanna, Shahnaz, Shaine, Shalvah, Shan-, Shane, Shannan, Shannen, Shannin, Shannon, Shannyn, Shanta, Shantae, Shantahl, Shantai, Shantal, Shantay, Shastah, Shaun, Shayan, Shaylah, Shayne, Shyann, Shyanne, Siana, Sianna, Sienna, Suanny, Sueanna, Susannah, Suzannah, Swannie, Swanny and Yoannah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shannah.