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pinWhat does Shona mean?

Shona /sho-na/ as a girls' name is of Irish, Gaelic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shona is "God is gracious". Variant of Joan; feminine form of John.


Shona has 5 variants: Shonagh, Shonah, Shone, Shuna and Shunagh.

Shona has 2 more different relations via Joan: Jone and Joni.

Kreatif forms: Sheana, Shofa, Shoney. [more]

pinHow popular is Shona?

Shona is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2304 out of 4276, Top 54%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Shona and associated names. Joni, John and Joan are the prominent related forms of Shona (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. These forms of Shona were popular as baby names in the 1950s (usage of 0.657%) and are now significantly less conventional, with versions such as Joan falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joan, John, Joni in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shona and related baby names outside U.S.

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Shona is alike in pronunciation to Chanae, Chanah, Chanha, Channa, Chanya, Chenay, Chynna, Shaena, Shainah, Shana, Shanae, Shanah, Shaney, Shania, Shanie, Shannea, Shauna, Shawnae, Shayna, Sheena, Sheenah, Shianna, Shionagh, Shonna and Shyanna. Other recommended similar baby names are Alona, Anona, Apona, Deona, Dhana, Diona, Elona, Ilona, Keona, Kiona, Leona, Oona, Rhona, Rona, Sadona, Sana, Sanna, Seana, Sedona, Sena, Shaka, Shan, Shan-, Shanda, Shane, Shara, Sharona, Shavona, Shaya, Sheba, Shene, Shila, Shira, Shonda, Shonta, Shyla, Siana, Siena, Simona, Sina, Soma, Sonia, Sonya, Stina, Sydona, Teona, Thana, Tona, Viona and Yona. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shona.