Shanta

Shanta - A very unique female name



  Jul 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Shanta, meaning peace, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1965 on position #1924. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Shanta and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Shanta? 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 Shanta. The baby girl name Shanta was given to 6 baby girls in 2000, ranking #4401 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 254,486 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Shanta peaked in popularity 41 years ago in 1978 on position 503.



Famous with this name

Shanta Dhananjayan
Leigh Shanta
Shanta Apte


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Shanta is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Shanta is currently topping the baby name charts in Illinois at position #1,527 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #1,527.

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 Shanta is where you live.


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Shanta origin and meaning

Shanta is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means peace. To see famous people named Shanta, pop culture references for the name Shanta and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Shanta

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

Samantha / Sandy / Sandi / Shonda / Shanda / Shante / Santa / Shanita / Samatha / Shawanda /

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
20004401
19952518
19942344
19931921
19921701
19911681
19901252
19891010
19881005
1987813
1986754
1985696
1984737
1983822
1982736
1981633
1980641
1979560
1978503
1977555
1976776
1975771
1974745
1973829
1972841
1971905
19701051
19691350
19681530
19672652
19661819
19651924

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Illinois1527

Even more about Shanta


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 Shanta 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 Shanta?

2 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
1978
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Shanta
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 254,486
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1965
2000 births +6

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