Shanna

First Name
28k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Shanna

"Shanna" is a name of American origin, and it means "Form of Shannon or Shana". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Notable Persons Named Shanna

Shanna Moakler is an actress, model, reality television celebrity, and model (people). She was most active from 1992 to present. Shanna was given the name Shanna Lynn Moakler on March 28th, 1975 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Shanna O'Hara Plunder is a comics character.

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Shanna Reed is an actress; dancer and actor. Her ongoing career started in 1980. Shanna was given the name Shanna Herron on October 30th, 1955 in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.

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Shanna Collins is a notable somebody. Shanna was born on June 10th, 1983.

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Shanna Zolman is a basketball player for the San Antonio Stars and Tulsa Shock. She was most prominent from 2006 to 2010. Shanna was born on September 7th, 1983 in Syracuse, Indiana.

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Shanna Swendson is a romance novel and chick lit novelist. She has been prominent since 1993.

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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 346 346 0
1969 606 606 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 1,062 1,057 5
1986 855 855 0
1987 743 743 0
1988 670 670 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 122 122 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
2016 14 14 0

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Popularity of Shanna as a first name

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Common last names for Shanna

  • Smith
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Fun Facts about the name Shanna

  • How Popular is the name Shanna? Shanna is the 1,404th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shanna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,267 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 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shanna ranks 89th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 35 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1978.
  • 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 Sannha. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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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