What does Shannah mean?
Shannah /shan-nah/ [2 sylls.] 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. Shanno is a conventional last name.
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. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Shannah and corresponding names. Shanna, Shania, Shanda and Shana are the prominent related forms of Shannah (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000. Variants like Shoshi are seldom used. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4895%) and is now significantly lower, with the forms Shania, Shana, Shanda and Shanna becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shannah is pronounced similarly to Chaanah, Chanah, Channa, Channah, Chanyah, Shaena, Shaina▼, Shainah, Shanae▼, Shanay, Shanea, Shannae, Shannea, Shauna▼, Shaunah, Shaunna, Shawna▼, Shawnae, Shawnah, Shawnna, Shayna▼, Shaynah, Sheenah, Shianna, Shonah, Shonna and Shyanna. Other recommended similar baby names are Sanna, Sannah, Seanna, Shannan and Sianna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shannah.