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Shauna is a simple name for girls that is for the opposite gender of Shaun. Though this vintage option is not as popular as it was in the mid-twentieth century. As of 2021, Shauna is a top 11,000 option at number 10,903.

Meaning of the name Shauna:

Hebrew: God is gracious
English: God is gracious

Origin of the name Shauna:

Shauna is the feminine version of the baby name Shaun, the English version of Sean. Sean originated in Ireland, as the Gaelic people wanted their version of the name John. John comes from the Latin Iohannes. It comes from the Hebrew option, Yochanan.

Symbolism of the name Shauna:

Shauna means “God is gracious” as it has the same translation as Shaun. Shauna dates back to the Latin Iohannes, however, which also helps to form John. The Hebrew Yochanan meant “Yahweh is gracious.” A more modern meaning, therefore, is “God is gracious.”

Style of the name Shauna:

Traditional

Gender of the name Shauna:

Shauna is a simple name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Shauna:

SHAW-nuh

Number of syllables in the name Shauna:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Shauna:

Shauna is a simple and powerful name for girls. It is wholesome and approachable.

Alternative spellings for the name Shauna:

  • Shaunah
  • Shaunna
  • Shaunnah
  • Shawna 
  • Shawnah
  • Shawnna
  • Shawnnah

Nicknames for the name Shauna:

  • Shaw
  • Shay 
  • Shaunie
  • Shau
  • Shauny
  • Shaunee

Popularity of the name Shauna:

Shauna was a top 1,000 baby name in America from 1949 to 1999. It was only on the top 200 list for one year. In 1979, it was at rank 189 for girls. Shauna left the Social Security Popularity Index after 1999 when it was number 903.

Related names for the name Shauna:

Great middle names for Shauna and their meanings:

  • Odette (wealth, wealthy)
  • Eloise (famous warrior, healthy, wide)
  • Larke (larke)
  • Grace (God's grace)
  • Greer (watchful, guardian)
  • Renee (reborn, born again)
  • Theresa from Therassia, late summer)
  • Noelle (Christmas, the Lord's birthday)

Famous people with the name Shauna:

  • Shauna Reynolds (musician)
  • Shauna Robertson (film producer, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”)
  • Shauna Gambill (Mis Teen USA from 1994)
  • Shauna MacDonald (actress, “Trailer Park Boys”)
  • Shauna Sand (actress, “Hollywood Girls”)

Shaunas in popular culture:

  • Shauna (character from the “Divergent” series)
  • Shauna Tweep (character from “Parks and Recreation”)
  • Shauna Bradley (character from “Home and Away”)
  • Shauna Parks (character from “Family Guy”)