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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shanay

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  • According to a user from Minnesota, United States, the name Shanay is of Unknown origin and means "God is gracious.".
  • A user from Australia says the name Shanay is of Hebrew origin and means "Beautiful".
Other origins: Turkish

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Alt. Meaning

S is for serious, not always joking.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

A is for adorable, how precious

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

A is for activities, for you have many.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 7 7 0
1973 10 10 0
1974 14 14 0
1975 14 14 0
1976 26 26 0
1977 13 13 0
1978 25 25 0
1979 23 23 0
1980 22 22 0
1981 40 40 0
1982 40 40 0
1983 38 38 0
1984 55 55 0
1985 54 54 0
1986 56 56 0
1987 89 89 0
1988 93 93 0
1989 115 115 0
1990 135 135 0
1991 133 133 0
1992 153 153 0
1993 48 48 0
1994 27 27 0
1995 19 19 0
1996 15 15 0
1997 17 17 0
1998 15 15 0
1999 10 10 0
2000 14 14 0
2001 12 12 0
2002 12 12 0
2003 11 11 0
2004 7 7 0
2005 9 9 0
2006 10 10 0
2007 13 13 0
2008 5 5 0
2009 6 6 0
2011 5 5 0
2012 5 5 0
2017 5 0 5

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Popularity of Shanay as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Shanay

  • How Popular is the name Shanay? Shanay is the 8,428th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shanay have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,420 babies born with the first name Shanay in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shanay to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shanay? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Shanay first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shanay is Wednesday, October 23rd, 1963.
  • What year had the most people named Shanay born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shanay was in 1992 with a total of 153 babies.
  • Random Shanay Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shanay is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Shanay: Your name in reverse order is Yanahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Haanys. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Shanay born Dec 23, 1953

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Canada approximately on 1200. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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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).