Shania

Shania - A very unique female name



  Feb 19,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Shania, meaning I'm on my way, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1982 on position #3669. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Shania and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Shania? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Shania. The baby girl name Shania was given to 149 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1207 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 9,485 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Shania peaked in popularity 21 years ago in 1996 on position 171.



Famous with this name

Shania Accius
Shania Junianatha
Shania Twain


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Shania is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Shania is currently topping the baby name charts in South Carolina at position #468 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,949.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Shania is where you live.


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Shania origin and meaning

Shania is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means I'm on my way. To see famous people named Shania, pop culture references for the name Shania and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Shania

We've found the following names that sound similar to Shania, sorted by popularity.

Susan / Shannon / Suzanne / Sonya / Sonia / Shawna / Shawn / Shana / Shanna / Shauna /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121207
2011930
2010935
2009825
2008662
2007576
2006488
2005436
2004384
2003329
2002469
2001385
2000290
1999187
1998284
1997330
1996171
1995439
19942938
19932004
19924068
19912188
19904714
19893511
19884193
19872703
19853798
19823669

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Carolina468
Georgia748
Virginia795
New York809
Michigan928
Maryland1008
North Carolina1036
Pennsylvania1073
Florida1112
New Jersey1142
Arizona1241
Illinois1283
Ohio1379
California1434
Texas1949

Even more about Shania


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Shania a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Shania?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1996
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Shania
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 9,485
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1982
2012 births +149

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