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What does Shonda mean?

Shonda Pronunciation of Shonda [shon-da] as a girls' name has its root in Old French, and Shonda means "stone". Shonda is a version of Chantal (Old French): from "cantal".

Associated with: stone (rock).


Shonda has 3 variants: Shanda, Shaunda and Shawnda.

10 more alternative forms via Chantal: Chandal, Chanta, Chonda, Shantae, Shantal, Shantay, Shaunta, Shawnta, Shonta and Shontel.

Creative forms:
(female) Shondi, Shonsa, ..

(male) Shondo, Shonia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shonda Aislinn (S.A.), ..

How popular is Shonda?

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. Demographics)

Shonda was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #478 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Shawnda, Shawnta, Shonta, Shaunta, Shaunda, Shanda, Shantae, Shantal and Chantal are the popular alternative forms of Shonda appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Shontel, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Shonda reached its apex in the 1970s, but now, forms such as Shonda have gone out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shonda, Chantal, Shanda, Shantae, Shantal in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shaunda, Shaunta, Shawnda, Shawnta, Shonta 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, Chandy, Shandea, Shandee, Shandey, Shandeya, Shandi, Shandie and Shandy. Other recommended names are Leonda, Rhoda, Rhona, Rhonda, Rhonnda (see Rhonda), Ronda, Sanda, Sande, Sandi, Sandy, Sanndi (see Sandy), Santa, Shalonda, Shana, Shandra, Shanea, Shania, Shanit, Shanita, Shanna, Shanta, Shantai, Shante, Shanti, Sharonda, Shavonda, Shayda, Shelonda, Shena, Shevonda (see Chevonne), Shinead, Shiona, Shona, Shonah, Shone, Shonna, Shontal, Shosha, Shuna, Sindi, Sindia, Sindy, Sindya, Sondja (see Sonia), Sondra, Sondya, Sonia, Sonja, Sonya, Synda, Syndi, Syndia, Syndy, Vonda and Wonda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shonda.

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