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28k
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since 1880

Shanna

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Form of Shannon or Shana
  • #1378 All Time
Girls
Boys
More Popular Potential Spellings
332k Shawn
188k Shane
72k Shaun
45k Shawna
29k Shana

How popular is the name "Shanna" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1931 6 6 0
1932 6 6 0
1933 5 5 0
1934 6 6 0
1935 9 9 0
1936 9 9 0
1937 7 7 0
1938 14 14 0
1939 13 13 0
1940 13 13 0
1941 14 14 0
1942 22 22 0
1943 22 22 0
1944 21 21 0
1945 18 18 0
1946 25 25 0
1947 32 32 0
1948 31 31 0
1949 32 32 0
1950 33 33 0
1951 26 26 0
1952 23 23 0
1953 41 41 0
1954 58 58 0
1955 52 52 0
1956 54 54 0
1957 69 69 0
1958 77 77 0
1959 100 100 0
1960 103 103 0
1961 125 125 0
1962 126 126 0
1963 163 163 0
1964 207 207 0
1965 193 193 0
1966 246 246 0
1967 304 304 0
1968 345 345 0
1969 607 607 0
1970 759 759 0
1971 604 604 0
1972 618 612 6
1973 648 642 6
1974 673 661 12
1975 601 601 0
1976 690 690 0
1977 1,613 1,608 5
1978 1,854 1,844 10
1979 1,806 1,794 12
1980 1,528 1,521 7
1981 1,260 1,255 5
1982 1,222 1,212 10
1983 1,044 1,044 0
1984 1,228 1,218 10
1985 1,061 1,056 5
1986 854 854 0
1987 744 744 0
1988 671 671 0
1989 553 553 0
1990 589 589 0
1991 589 589 0
1992 466 466 0
1993 403 403 0
1994 350 350 0
1995 281 281 0
1996 288 288 0
1997 238 238 0
1998 195 195 0
1999 187 187 0
2000 152 152 0
2001 166 166 0
2002 132 132 0
2003 121 121 0
2004 134 134 0
2005 129 129 0
2006 138 138 0
2007 114 114 0
2008 66 66 0
2009 58 58 0
2010 43 43 0
2011 32 32 0
2012 22 22 0
2013 31 31 0
2014 23 23 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Shanna? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,235 babies born with the name Shanna in the United States. That's more than enough Shannas to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1931 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Shanna" was in 1978 with a total of 1,844 babies. (That's a lot of baby Shannas)

According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shanna" ranks #74 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 48 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1978. Across the entire United States a total of 1,854 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 Shanna popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Shanna in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

American

Origin and Meaning of Shanna

The name "Shanna" is of American origin, and it means "Form of Shannon or Shana". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Shanna Moakler

Shanna Moakler is an actressmodelreality television celebrity with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Shanna was born in 1975 as Shanna Lynn Moakler in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Shanna Ferrigno

Shanna Ferrigno is a bodybuilder, actor, and personal trainer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1971 to present. Shanna was born in 1981 as Louis Jude Ferrigno in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

A is for able, for you surely are.

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

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Past life for Shanna born Jun 6, 1971

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 Borneo approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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