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What does Shonda mean?

Shonda \sh(on)-da\ as a girls' name. Shonda's root is Old French, and Shonda means "stone". Shonda is a derivative of Chantal (Old French): from "cantal".


Shonda has 3 variants: Shanda, Shaunda and Shawnda.

Shonda has 19 more alternative forms via Chantal: Chandal, Chanta, Chantae, Chantai, Chantay, Chante, Chantea, Chantra, Chaunta, Chonda, Chontel, Shantae, Shantal, Shantay, Shantel, Shaunta, Shawnta, Shonta and Shontel.


Shonda is a very popular first name for women (#1097 out of 4276, Top 26%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Shonda for girls. Shonda was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #463 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Shonda and associated names. Shantel, Shanda, Chante and Chantal are the popular alternative forms of Shonda appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.2356%) and is now much less, with the forms Chantal, Shanda, Shantel and Shonda becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chantal, Chante, Shanda, Shantel, Shonda in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shonda is alike in pronunciation to Chanda, Shandea, Shandi and Shandy. Other recommended similar baby names are Rhonda, Sanda, Shanta, Shona, Shonna, Sondya and Synda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shonda.