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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shona

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Shona is of ??? origin and means "Shona is the best".
  • A user from Australia says the name Shona is of Hebrew origin and means "Gift of god in Hebrew".

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  1. A Bantu language spoken in Zimbabwe
  2. A member of a Bantu tribe living in present-day Zimbabwe
  3. Of or relating to or characteristic of the culture of the Shonas
Wiktionary

Scottish Anglicized form of Seonag ( =Joan) and an American variant of Shauna.

  1. A female given name.

    Notable Persons Named Shona

    Shona McGarty is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. She has had major accomplishments since 2008. Shona was given the name Shona Bernadette McGarty on October 14th, 1991 in Borehamwood.

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    Shona Robison is a Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing, Sport, Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games, Equalities, Pensioners' Rights, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, and Communities. Shona was born on May 26th, 1966 in Redcar, Yorkshire, England.

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    Shona Laing is a rock, new wave, and new wave music musician. She was most active from 1972 to present. Shona was born on October 9th, 1955.

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    Shona Thorburn is a basketball player. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Shona was born on August 7th, 1982 in Oxford, England, UK.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Shona

    Shona is a musician. Her career lasted from 1985 to 1989.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1943 5 5 0
    1949 8 8 0
    1950 6 6 0
    1952 9 9 0
    1954 15 15 0
    1955 12 12 0
    1956 11 11 0
    1957 15 15 0
    1958 11 11 0
    1959 26 26 0
    1960 24 24 0
    1961 35 35 0
    1962 31 31 0
    1963 79 79 0
    1964 54 54 0
    1965 57 57 0
    1966 61 61 0
    1967 57 57 0
    1968 76 76 0
    1969 128 128 0
    1970 160 160 0
    1971 122 122 0
    1972 98 98 0
    1973 97 97 0
    1974 85 85 0
    1975 66 66 0
    1976 72 72 0
    1977 87 87 0
    1978 106 106 0
    1979 65 65 0
    1980 90 90 0
    1981 59 59 0
    1982 35 35 0
    1983 39 39 0
    1984 41 41 0
    1985 30 30 0
    1986 21 21 0
    1987 33 33 0
    1988 43 43 0
    1989 18 18 0
    1990 31 31 0
    1991 23 23 0
    1992 18 18 0
    1993 25 25 0
    1994 13 13 0
    1995 13 13 0
    1996 15 15 0
    1997 9 9 0
    1998 14 14 0
    1999 13 13 0
    2000 15 15 0
    2001 12 12 0
    2002 9 9 0
    2003 7 7 0
    2004 10 10 0
    2005 14 14 0
    2006 11 11 0
    2007 7 7 0
    2008 11 11 0
    2009 10 10 0
    2011 7 7 0
    2012 11 11 0
    2014 7 7 0
    2015 7 7 0
    2016 5 5 0

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    Popularity of Shona as a first name

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    Fun Facts about the name Shona

    • How Popular is the name Shona? Shona is the 6,002nd most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Shona have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,404 babies born with the first name Shona in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shona to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shona? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1943 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Shona first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shona is Tuesday, November 15th, 1904.
    • What year had the most people named Shona born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shona was in 1970 with a total of 160 babies.
    • Random Shona Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shona is not a popular baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1973.
    • Weird things about the name Shona: Your name in reverse order is Anohs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asonh. 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).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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