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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Shaniah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Shaniah

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  • A submission from Louisiana, United States says the name Shaniah means "God is merciful" and is of French origin.
  • A submission from New Zealand says the name Shaniah means "Gift of god" and is of English origin.
  • A user from Philippines says the name Shaniah is of African origin and means "Water".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Shaniah is of Hebrew origin and means "God is merciful/ Gracious gift of God".
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International Interest

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 6 6 0
1993 8 8 0
1994 10 10 0
1995 45 45 0
1996 142 142 0
1997 62 62 0
1998 86 86 0
1999 114 114 0
2000 65 65 0
2001 148 148 0
2002 115 115 0
2003 105 105 0
2004 106 106 0
2005 110 110 0
2006 104 104 0
2007 114 114 0
2008 89 89 0
2009 79 79 0
2010 81 81 0
2011 61 61 0
2012 48 48 0
2013 39 39 0
2014 23 23 0
2015 22 22 0
2016 18 18 0
2017 25 25 0
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International Interest for Shaniah

Interest is based how many people viewed this name from each country and is scaled based on the total views by each country so that large countries do not always show the most interest. Darker blue on the map indicates that people in the country are more likely to search for this name.

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Shaniah as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Shaniah

  • How Popular is the name Shaniah? Shaniah is the 7,186th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shaniah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,825 babies born with the first name Shaniah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shaniah to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shaniah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Shaniah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shaniah was in 2001 with a total of 148 babies.
  • Random Shaniah Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shaniah is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Shaniah: Your name in reverse order is Hainahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Inaahsh. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Shaniah born Sep 29, 1995

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 Southern India approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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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).