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Girl Name: Shana

Name: Shana
Pronunciation: \sh(a)-na\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Hebrew
Related Names: Sian
Sounds Like: Chana, Shanay, Shani, Shaena, Shan-, Shanae, Shanea, Shane, Shauna, Shena, Shona, Shuna
Variant forms: Shan, Shanah, Shanda, Shandi, Shania, Shanna, Shannah
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 633

Description

Shana \sh(a)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced SHAH-nah. Nickname for Shoshana (Hebrew) "lily, rose"; short form of Shannon or anglicisation of Shaina. Shana has been made familiar today by journalist and biographer Shana Alexander. Singer Shania Twain.

Shana has 7 variant forms: Shan, Shanah, Shanda, Shandi, Shania, Shanna and Shannah.

For more information, see also the related name Sian.

Baby names that sound like Shana are Chana, Shanay, Shani, Shaena, Shan-, Shanae, Shanea, Shane, Shauna, Shena, Shona and Shuna.

View a list of the 8 names that reference Shana.

Popularity

Shana is a very popular first name for women (#633 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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