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Meaning and Name Origin

Shannah \sh(an)-nah\ as a name for girls has the meaning "lily, rose". Shannah is a variant of Shana (Hebrew). Shannah is also a derivative of Shoshana (Hebrew): from "shoshan".


Shannah has 3 variants: Shanah, Shania and Shanna.

Shannah has 10 more related variations via Shana, Shoshana: Lashana, Shan, Shanda, Shandi, Shosha, Shoshanah, Shoshanna, Shoshi, Sosanna and Sosannah.


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 (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 and is now significantly lower, with the forms Shania, Shanna, Shanda and Shana becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shana, Shanda, Shania, Shanna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.