What does Shanta mean?
Shanta [shan-ta] as a name for girls is of American, Old French and Hindi origin, and the meaning of Shanta is "stone; peaceful". Shanta is a variant form of Shaneika (American): modern name that sounds like Ashanti. Shanta is also a derivative of Shantelle (Old French): version of Chantal. Shanta is also used as a variation of Shanti (Hindi).
(female) Shanza, Shata, ..
(male) Shanim, Shanth, .. Middle name pairings:
Shanta Jaylah (S.J.), ..
How popular is Shanta?
Shanta is a very prominent first name for women (#1469 out of 4276, Top 34%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#82691 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shanta was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #754 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Shanequa, Shanika, Shantae, Shantal, Shante, Shantel, Shantell, Shantelle and Shenika are the prominent varying forms of Shanta rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Shanta was at its most widespread in the year 1990 (average #1259), but now, versions such as Shante have become less fashionable.
Shanta is alike in pronunciation to Chanta, Chantae, Chantai, Chantay, Chantaye, Chantea, Chanteau, Chantee, Chantey, Chantoya, Chaunta, Chauntay, Shantoya, Shaunta, Shauntae, Shauntay, Shauntee, Shawnta, Shawntae, Shawntay and Shonta. Other suggested similar names are Chania, Channa, Chante▼, Chantra, Chanya, Chasta, Dhanna, Sana, Sanda, Sande, Santa, Seana, Shadia, Shadya, Shaila, Shalia, Shan, Shana▼, Shanay, Shandea (see Shandy), Shandi, Shandie, Shandra, Shandy, Shanee, Shaneka, Shanel, Shanetta, Shaney, Shanie, Shanit, Shannan, Shannea, Shanon, Shara, Shasta, Shastah, Shauna▼, Shaunda, Shaunna, Shawna▼, Shawnna, Shaya, Shayda, Shayla▼, Shayna▼, Shena, Shona, Shonda▼, Shonna, Sianna, Sinty, Sunita and Syntha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shanta.See names in meaning and etymology.