[ 2 syll. (s)han-na, sh-a-nna ] The baby girl name Shanna is pronounced -SHAENNaa- †. Shanna's language of origin is Sanskrit, Celtic, and Hebrew, and it is used mainly in the English and Russian languages. The name is sometimes used as a feminine equivalent of Shannon.
Shanna is an English variant transcription of Channa (Yiddish, English, and Indian).
Shanna is also a variant transcription of Seanna (English).
Shanna is also an English and Russian variant transcription of Shannon (English).
Shanna is also a variant transcription of Shawna (English).
Shanna is also an English contraction of Shoshannah (Hebrew).
Shanna is also an English variant transcription of Susanna (English, German, and Italian).
Shanna is rare as a baby name for girls. At the modest peak of its usage in 1978, 0.112% of baby girls were given the name Shanna. Its ranking then was #149. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is of only sporadic use now. Out of the group of girl names directly linked to Shanna, Shannon was the most popular in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Shanna: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"