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What does Shawna mean?

Shawna Pronunciation of Shawna [shaw-na] as a girls' name is pronounced shawn-NA. It is of English, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shawna is "God's grace". Feminine variant of Sean. The name is very much favored as a prefix in blends with various name endings. 1995 Miss America Shawntel Smith; actress Sean Young.

Associated with: irish, grace, blends, 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.

Affiliated girl names: Shawnacy, Sian and Sha-.

Creative forms:
(female) Shawla, Shawra, ..

(male) Shawis, Shawta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shawna Briley (S.B.), ..

How popular is Shawna?

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)

Shawna entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #174 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shawna name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Shawnda, Shaunte, Shawnee, Shawnna, Sian, Shonna, Shawnte, Shaunna, Shaunice, Shana, Seanna, Sean, Shanna, Shaun, Shaunda, Shauna and Lashawna are the prominent related forms of Shawna ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Shawna was at its highest 5 decades ago (average #1289), but now, forms like Shana have fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shawna, Lashawna, Sean, Seanna, Shana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanna, Shaun, Shauna, Shaunda, Shaunice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shaunna, Shaunte, Shawnda, Shawnee, Shawnna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shawnte, Shonna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shawna is alike in pronunciation to Chana, Chanae, Chanah, Chanha, Chani, Chania, Chanya, Chyna, Chynna, Shaena, Shaina, Shanae, Shanay, Shanee, Shani, Shannah, Shannea, Shayana, Shayna, Shaynah, Sheena, Shena, Shianna, Shiona and Shona. Other recommended names are Adawna, Alawna, Dawna, Dhana, Dhanna, Fawna, Samma, Samya, Sana, Sanna, Sanny, Sena, Shadia, Shadya, Shaela, Shaila, Shaine, Shaka, Shalana, Shalena, Shalia, Shalva, Shan, Shan-, Shanda, Shannan, Shara, Sharana, Sharena, Sharina, Sharla, Sharona, Shasta, Shavona, Shawnta, Shaya, Shayan, Shayda, Shayla, Shayne, Shene, Shyann, Shyanne, Siena, Sienna, Sina, Suanny, Sueanna, Tawna and Thana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shawna.

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