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Shana

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How popular is the baby name Shana in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1937 5 5 0
1939 8 8 0
1940 8 8 0
1941 7 7 0
1942 10 10 0
1943 9 9 0
1944 5 5 0
1946 6 6 0
1947 14 14 0
1948 14 14 0
1949 17 17 0
1950 13 13 0
1951 14 14 0
1952 19 19 0
1953 26 26 0
1954 44 44 0
1955 35 35 0
1956 21 21 0
1957 38 38 0
1958 56 56 0
1959 47 47 0
1960 76 76 0
1961 92 92 0
1962 99 99 0
1963 132 132 0
1964 174 174 0
1965 265 265 0
1966 372 372 0
1967 379 379 0
1968 439 439 0
1969 876 876 0
1970 993 993 0
1971 732 732 0
1972 770 764 6
1973 689 682 7
1974 679 674 5
1975 1,028 1,019 9
1976 1,323 1,323 0
1977 1,511 1,500 11
1978 1,353 1,345 8
1979 1,204 1,198 6
1980 918 913 5
1981 820 820 0
1982 694 694 0
1983 723 718 5
1984 1,565 1,559 6
1985 1,434 1,423 11
1986 1,099 1,094 5
1987 1,025 1,017 8
1988 952 945 7
1989 776 769 7
1990 769 762 7
1991 698 698 0
1992 596 596 0
1993 521 521 0
1994 395 395 0
1995 367 367 0
1996 342 342 0
1997 277 277 0
1998 254 254 0
1999 212 212 0
2000 191 191 0
2001 145 145 0
2002 137 137 0
2003 144 144 0
2004 114 114 0
2005 115 115 0
2006 111 111 0
2007 74 74 0
2008 94 94 0
2009 61 61 0
2010 49 49 0
2011 49 49 0
2012 55 55 0
2013 31 31 0
2014 32 32 0
2015 37 37 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Shana baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,478 babies born with the name Shana in the United States. That's more than enough Shanas to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1937 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Shana" was in 1984 with a total of 1,559 babies. (That's a lot of baby Shanas)

According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shana" ranks #93 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 42 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1979. Across the entire United States a total of 1,204 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Shana popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Shana" mean? The list below shows the origins of Shana as well as things modernly associated with the name Shana such as celebrities named Shana.

Origin and Meaning of Shana

The name "Shana" is of American origin, and it means "God is gracious". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Inspirations for the Name Shana

Shana Glenzer
Shana Betz
Shana Galen
Shana Glickfield
Shana Logic
Shana Pll
Shana Render
Shana Hiatt
Shana Morrison
Shana Wilson

Alternative Meanings

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

H is for hug, give one today!

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Anahs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Sanha". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Shana born May 17, 1932

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-East approximately on 1575. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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