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What does Shannah mean?

Shannah Pronunciation of Shannah [shan-nah] as a name for girls is a Hebrew name, 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.

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

Creative forms:
(female) Shanne, Shanni, ..

(male) Shanman, Shanney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shannah Amirah (S.A.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Shania (#1648 last year), Shoshana (#1842), 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. (2015 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.

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