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Meaning and Name Origin

Shawna \sha(w)-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced shawn-NA. It is of English origin. Feminine variant of Sean (Irish, Gaelic) "God's grace". The name is very much favored as a prefix in blends with various name endings. 1995 Miss America Shawntel Smith; actress Sean Young.


Shawna has 36 variants: Lashawna, Sean, Seana, Seanna, Shana, Shanna, Shaun, Shauna, Shaunah, Shaunda, Shaundee, Shaunee, Shaunelle, Shaunice, Shaunie, Shaunna, Shauntay, Shaunte, Shawnae, Shawnah, Shawnda, Shawndelle, Shawnee, Shawneen, Shawnette, Shawni, Shawnice, Shawniece, Shawnna, Shawntae, Shawntay, Shawnte, Shawntel, Shonna, Siana and Sianna.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Shawnacy, Sian and Sha-.


Shawna is a very prominent first name for women (#490 out of 4276, Top 11%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Shawna for girls. Shawna entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #183 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shawna name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shawna and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Shawna ranked in the Top 1000 are Shonna, Sian, Shawnee, Shanna, Shauna and Shana. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1970-1979 and has become much less since, with the forms Shawna, Shauna, Shanna and Shana becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shana, Shanna, Shauna, Shawna, Shawnee, Shonna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shauna, Sian outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shawna is alike in pronunciation to Chana, Channa, Shaena, Shaina, Shainah, Shanae, Shanah, Shanay, Shanea, Shani, Shania, Shannae, Shannah, Shannea, Shawney, Shawnie, Shayana, Shayna, Shaynah, Sheena, Sheina, Shena, Shianna, Shiona, Shona, Shuna and Shyanna. Other recommended similar baby names are Sana, Sanna, Shaine, Shan, Shan-, Shane, Shawnta and Shayne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shawna.