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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shaniya

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  • A submission from Virginia, United States says the name Shaniya means "Gift of god" and is of English origin.
  • A user from New York, United States says the name Shaniya is of African origin and means "Presious gift of god".
  • According to a user from Canada, the name Shaniya is of Spanish origin and means "Thank you".
  • A user from New Jersey, United States says the name Shaniya means "Lamb of God".
  • According to a user from Massachusetts, United States, the name Shaniya is of Spanish origin and means "Gorgeous Sun".

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International Interest

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1982 6 6 0
1986 6 6 0
1987 7 7 0
1990 9 9 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 18 18 0
1993 15 15 0
1994 16 16 0
1995 42 42 0
1996 170 170 0
1997 105 105 0
1998 139 139 0
1999 276 276 0
2000 234 234 0
2001 306 306 0
2002 332 332 0
2003 397 397 0
2004 468 468 0
2005 470 470 0
2006 444 444 0
2007 427 427 0
2008 407 407 0
2009 367 367 0
2010 515 515 0
2011 283 283 0
2012 197 197 0
2013 151 151 0
2014 134 134 0
2015 104 104 0
2016 90 90 0
2017 77 77 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Shaniya

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Shaniya as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Shaniya

  • How Popular is the name Shaniya? Shaniya is the 3,307th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shaniya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,219 babies born with the first name Shaniya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shaniya to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shaniya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1982 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Shaniya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shaniya was in 2010 with a total of 515 babies.
  • Random Shaniya Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shaniya ranks 108th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 11 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Shaniya: Your name in reverse order is Ayinahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nyihsaa. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Shaniya born Sep 22, 1970

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 Bulgaria approximately on 1775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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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).