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What does Shona mean?

Shona Pronunciation of Shona 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, gracious


VARIANTS Shonagh, Shonah, Shone, Shuna, Shunagh


(female) Sheana, ..

(male) Shoon, ..

Shona Mackenzie (S.M.), ..

How 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)

Shona entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #1228 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Joan (#1727 IN 2018), John and Joni are the prominent related forms of Shona listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Shona were popular as baby names in the 1930s (USAGE OF 1.65%) and are now significantly less conventional (USAGE 0.01%, 99.6% LESS), with versions such as Joni going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shona, Joan, John, Joni in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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 sound-alike 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.

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