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Shona - Meaning of Shona

What does Shona mean?

Meaning of the name ShonaGiannaJaneJennaJoannaGiaShonnahShondaShoneShonahSeonagShionaSheenaShunaShoniShonetteShonaleeLashonaShonaghShoneeJoanShonnaShontaShonieSeonaid

[ 2 syll. (s)ho-na, sh-ona ] The baby girl name Shona is pronounced -SHOWNaa- †. Shona is of Hebrew and Sanskrit origin. It is used mainly in the Irish, Scottish, English, Gaelic, Hebrew, and Indian languages. From Sanskrit roots, its meaning is 'red' - in this context, Shona can be used in the Gaelic, Hebrew, and Indian languages.

In addition, Shona is a variant form of the English Jane in the Irish and Scottish languages.

Shona is also a variant form of the English Joan in the Irish language.

Shona is also a variant form of the English and Irish Sheena in the English language.

Shona has 16 variant forms that are used in English and foreign languages. Variant forms of the name used in English include Lashona, Shiona, Shonagh, Shonah, Shonalee, Shonda, Shone, Shonee, Shonette, Shoni, Shonie, Shonna, Shonnah, Shonta, and Shuna. The Gaelic Seonag is a variant form of Shona that is in foreign languages.


See also the related form, the Scottish and Gaelic Seonaid.

See also the related categories, red, sanskrit, irish, indian, and gaelic.

Shona is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1970, 0.009% of baby girls were given the name Shona. It was #846 in rank then. The baby name has seen a decline in frequency since then, and is used only on a very modest scale today. Within the family of girl names directly linked to Shona, Jane was the most widely used in 2017.

Baby names that sound like Shona include Seona, Seonag, Saaman, Sajnee, Sajney, Sajni, Sajnie, Sajny, Sama, Samee, Sameh, Samey, Sami, Samie, Samine, Sammee, Sammeh, Sammey, Sammi, and Sammie.

† Pronunciation for Shona: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"


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