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What does Shonda mean?

Shonda Pronunciation of Shonda 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)


VARIANTS Shawnda, Shaunda, Shanda

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA CHANTAL Chandal, Chanta, Chonda, Shantae, Shantal, Shantay, Shaunta, Shawnta, Shonta, Shontel



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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. (2018 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?

Chantal, Shanda, Shantae, Shantal, Shaunda, Shaunta, Shawnda, Shawnta and Shonta 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 (USAGE OF 0.1%), but now, forms such as Chantal 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 sound-alike 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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