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Meaning and name origin

Shona \sh(o)-na\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Shonagh, Shonah, Shone, Shuna and Shunagh.


Shona is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2304 out of 4276, Top 54%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shona and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Joan and John. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Shona is also pronounced similarly to Chana, China, Chyna, Shaena, Shaina, Shana, Shanae, Shanah, Shanay, Shanea, Shani, Shania, Shanna, Shauna, Shawna, Shayna, Sheena, Sheina, Shena, Shiona, Shonna and Tiona. Other suggested similar baby names are Rhona, Sana, Sanna, Seana, Sena, Shan, Shan-, Shane, Shene, Shonda, Shonta, Siana, Siena, Sina, Soma, Sonia and Sonya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shona.