Shana - Meaning of Shana

What does Shana mean?

[ 2 syll. (s)ha-na, sh-ana ] The baby girl name Shana is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced as -SHAA-Naa- †. Shana's language of origin is Hebrew and Yiddish. It is predominantly used in Irish and English.

Shana is a form (Irish) of the English Jane.

Shana is also a form of the English Seanna.

Shana is also a form (English) of the English and Yiddish Shaina.

Shana is also a form (English) of the English and Russian Shanna.

Shana is also a form of the English Shawn.

Shana is also a form of the English Shawna.

Shana is also a familiar form (English) of the Hebrew Shoshannah.

See also the related categories, yiddish, english, hebrew, and irish.

Shana is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1977 with 0.091% of baby girls being named Shana. It was #184 in rank then. The baby name has steeply dropped in popularity since then, and is currently of only sporadic use. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Shana, Jane was the most regularly used. In the last century Shana has primarily been a baby girl name.

Baby names that sound like Shana include Shanah, Shauna, Shawna, Shonna, Saaman, Sajnee, Sajney, Sajni, Sajnie, Sajny, Sama, Samee, Sameh, Samey, Sami, Samie, Samine, Sammee, Sammeh, and Sammey.

† Pronunciation for Shana: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"

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