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When you hear the name Shania, you likely immediately imagine country music star, Shania Twain. Shania Twain is not the star's birth title, but Eileen Edwards chose it from an Ojibwe phrase. As of 2021, Shania is a top 3,900 option.

Meaning of the Name Shania

The baby name Shania did not exist before the popularity of country music singer Shania Twain. Eileen Edwards chose Shania Twain as her stage name. It was a play on a classical Ojibwe phrase. The Ojibwe are a Native American tribal group. The phrase that is similar to Shania translates to “on my way.”

Shania means “invented name” in America. As mentioned, it did not exist before the popularity of country music star Shania Twain. She got the inspiration for the stage title from an Ojibwe phrase. That Ojibwe sentence translates to “on my way.”

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Nicknames for Shania

Shania is an informal and youthful baby name. It is wholesome and approachable. If you're looking to come up with a fun and creative nickname for the Shania in your life, we've come up with a list of options to help get you inspired.

  • Shan
  • Shani
  • Shanie
  • Shay 
  • Nia
  • Nini
  • Nya

Shania Name Details

Style: Modern

Gender: Shania is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: shuh-NIE-uh

Syllables: Three

Alternative Spelling for Shania

Shania Name Popularity

Shania first became a top 1,000 baby name for girls in 1995 at rank 447. It remained on the top 1,000 list until 2011 when it was number 904. Shania ranked highest in 1996 at rank 171. As of 2021, Shania is a top 3,900 option for girls. More specifically, it is number 3,849.

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Great Middle Names for Shania and Their Meanings

  • Rosalia (rose)
  • Madeline (woman from Magdala, high tower)
  • Jocelyn (a member of the Gauts)
  • Ruth (friend, friendship, compassionate friend)
  • Florence (blossoming, flourishing)
  • Brittney (person from Brittany, Briton)
  • Alexis (defender of men)
  • Lillian (lily, purity)

Famous People Named Shania

  • Shania Twain (country music star)
  • Shania Clemmons (character from “The New Normal”)
  • Shania Lowry (character from “Black Mirror”)
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