Origin: Hebrew
10 famous people named Shayna found on Wikipedia.
15721 female, 5 male in US.
Most recent ranking: 2086-th in year 2018
Best ranking: 381-th in year 1991
Used in: Yiddish


Shana is a feminine given name of multiple origins. The pronunciation of the name varies depending upon the context and source.
According to Bruce Lansky, Shana occurs as a familiar diminutive or form of Shannon, a Gaelic name, meaning "small and wise." It relates to the longest river in Ireland, the Shannon, which earned its namesake from Celtic goddess Sionna, who sought the enchanted hazelnuts of wisdom. Legends vary about the creation of the river, but they all recount the drowning of the Sionna, granddaughter of the great sea god Lir, usually at an undersea well. Some derive the denomination of the name Shannon, known by the Irish as Sionnain, from the phrase sean-amhan or "old river." An alternate spelling for Shana is Shanna.
Beyond its Irish roots, Shana is also often used as a nickname for Shoshana, an ancient form of Susannah, and means "lily" or "rose" in Hebrew. The name Shaina, sometimes spelled Shayna or Shana, is of Yiddish origin, and implies "beautiful."


Famous People: 10 found on Wikipedia.
Popularity Name Birth Year Description
1 Shayna Baszler 1980 American martial artist
2 Shayna Rose 1983 American actor-singer
3 Shayna Fox 1984 American voice actress
4 Malfin Shayna
5 Shayna Richardson 1984 American skydiver
6 Shayna Steele 1975 American actress
7 Shayna Levine American actress
8 Shayna Nackoney 1982 Canadian synchronized swimmer
9 Shayna Jo Afaisen 1988 American model
10 Shayna Dulberger 1983 American musician