[ 2 syll. (s)hee-na, sh-e-ena ] The baby girl name Sheena is pronounced as -SHIYNaa- †. Sheena's language of origin is Hebrew, and it is used mainly in the English and Irish languages. An original form of Sheena is Jeanne (Old French). The name is an Anglicized spelling of Sìne or Síne, the Gaelic forms of Jane. It was adopted by English speakers in the 20th century, promoted by the popularity of the US comic book series Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (1937-) and the subsequent TV series (1950s) and film (1984).
Sheena is a derivative (English and Irish) of the English Jane.
Sheena is a widely used name; it has 23 derivatives. Derivatives include Shayna, Sheana, Sheanna, Sheenagh, Sheenah, Sheenan, Sheeneal, Sheenika, Sheenna, Sheina, Shenae, Shenna, Sheona, Sheyna, Shiena, Shina, Shiona, Shishi, Shona, Shyna, Sina, and Sine. The variant spelling Shena (also used in Irish) is another English form.
The origin and meaning of the name Sheena is inherited by all variant forms.
Sheena is unusual as a baby name for girls. Its usage peaked in 1984 with 0.200% of baby girls being given the name Sheena. It ranked at #80 then. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. Among the group of girl names directly linked to Sheena, Jane was the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Sheena: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
A famous person named Sheena is Sheena Easton, Singer, born Sheena Shirley Orr, April 27, 1959, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.