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Girl Name: Shona

Name: Shona
Pronunciation: \sh(o)-na\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: God is gracious
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Shana, Shonna, Shiona, Shena
Variant forms: Shonagh, Shonah, Shone, Shuna, Shunagh
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2304


Shona \sh(o)-na\ as a girl's name is of Irish, Gaelic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shona is "God is gracious". Variant of Joan; feminine form of John.

Shona has 5 variant forms: Shonagh, Shonah, Shone, Shuna and Shunagh.

Baby names that sound like Shona are Shana, Shonna, Shiona and Shena.


Shona is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2304 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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