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28k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010

Shanna

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How popular is the baby 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 855 855 0
1987 743 743 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
2015 17 17 0

Fun Facts about the name Shanna

  • How many people with the first name Shanna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,252 babies born with the first name Shanna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shanna to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shanna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1931 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shanna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shanna is Thursday, December 23rd, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Shanna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shanna was in 1978 with a total of 1,844 babies. That's a lot of babies named Shanna!
  • Random Shanna Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shanna ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 28 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Shanna: Your name in reverse order is Annahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aasnhn. How do you pronounce that?
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Common last names for Shanna

  • Smith
  • Wright

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Shanna

Shanna Janette Atwood
Shanna Janette Reilly
Shanna Show
Shanna Swendson
Shanna Malcolm
Shanna Peeples
Shanna Reed
Shanna Winters

What does the name Shanna mean?

Sis for serene, your calm time.

His for hope, the encouragement you give.

Ais for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Nis for nurturing, to all that need help

Nis for narrator, tell many stories

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

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