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Shana

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29k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shana

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

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Anglicized variant of the Welsh name Siân (pet form Siana) - or a version of the French name Jeanne.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Shana

Taylor Armstrong is a television personality and philanthropist. She has had major accomplishments since 2010. Taylor was given the name Shana Lynette Hughes on June 10th, 1971 in Independence, Kansas, United States. Taylor is also known as Taylor Ford, Shana Taylor, and Shana Hughes.

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Shana Madoff is a rules, compliance officer, and attorney. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 2008. Shana was born as the child of Participants in the Madoff investment scandal on December 8th, 1967.

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Shana Morrison is a singer-songwriter. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Shana was born on April 7th, 1970.

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Shana Hiatt is a model, presenter, poker player, and model (people). Shana was born on December 17th, 1975.

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Shana Alexander was a journalist. Shana was given the name Shana Ager on October 6th, 1925 in New York City, New York, U.S. She left this life on June 23rd, 2005.

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Shana Swash is an actress. She was most prominent from 2004 to 2004. Shana was given the name Shana Frances Swash on July 28th, 1990 in Camden, London, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Shana

Shana is a dance music and country music singing. She was most prominent from 1989 to 1989. Shana was given the name Shana Petrone on May 8th, 1972.

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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 877 877 0
1970 992 992 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
2016 20 20 0

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Popularity of Shana as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Shana

  • How Popular is the name Shana? Shana is the 1,370th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,498 babies born with the first name Shana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shana to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1937 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shana is Monday, June 3rd, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Shana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shana was in 1984 with a total of 1,559 babies. That's a lot of babies named Shana!
  • Random Shana Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shana ranks 91st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 35 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Shana: Your name in reverse order is Anahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ansha. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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