Shannah name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Shannah

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  1. 2 submissions from the United States and the United Kingdom agree the name Shannah means "lily" and is of Igbo / English origin.
  2. A user from Zimbabwe says the name Shannah means "Peace".
  3. A user from Canada says the name Shannah is of Celtic origin and means "Feminine form of Shane. Irish form of John, from the Hebrew Yehokhanan, 'God's gracious gift,' through Eoin. Also erroneously of James, or Gaelic, 'magic hill.' Used in Ireland and Scotland. As for America, very popular during the middle of century just passed until the mid-1970s. An Elizabethan-era Irish prince, Shane the Proud, was chief of the O'Neill family in Ulster. He died in 1567. Shane almost disappeared as a first name by the beginning of the 20th century, though it occured from time to time as a first name, especially in Ireland. Has been used for both sexes since mid-1950s".
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Shannah was born in 1983 in Chicago.


Fun Facts about the name Shannah

  • How Popular is the name Shannah? Shannah is the 8,892nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shannah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,378 babies born with the first name Shannah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shannah to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shannah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1945 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shannah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shannah is Thursday, September 11th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Shannah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shannah was in 1978 with a total of 51 babies.
  • Random Shannah Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shannah is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Shannah: The name spelled backwards is Hannahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ahahnsn. How do you pronounce that?
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