Girl Baby Name

Shania

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Quick Facts on Shania

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 907
Pronunciation:
shə-NIE-ə
Simple meaning:
On my way (folk etymology)

Characteristics of Shania

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Shania

Shania is a female given name first popularized by country-rock musician Shania Twain in the mid-1990s. The Canadian born pop-star was actually born Eilleen Regina Edwards but received the Twain surname after her step-father, Jerry Twain, adopted her and her sisters. Twain eventually changed her first name to Shania in honor of Jerry’s Ojibwa (Native American) ancestry. She has always maintained that Shania means “on my way” in the Ojibwa language. This is widely considered folk etymology because no one seems to be able to support this claim. In any case, the name Shania and now Shaniya are largely believed to mean “on my way”. In this case, perception has become reality.

Popularity of the Name Shania

The name Shania first appeared on the female naming charts in 1995 just as Shania Twain’s country music career in America got under way. In fact, the beautiful singer made quite an impact on her fans. The name debuted at position #444 right off the bat and again soared to #171 the following year. Shania (as a name, that is) stayed on top until 1999 but ever since then has seen diminishing returns. As an American female name, Shania is perfectly illustrative of one of those fast and furious (yet fleeting) pop-culture fads. They obviously loved her in Australia and New Zealand, too, because the name saw great success in those countries during the late 1990s, too. As a fading celebrity largely removed from the public-eye, Shania Twain has left her name to dangle in the lonesome wind. It’s nearing the very bottom of the charts and is coming dangerously close to falling off the Top 1000 list altogether. This little beauty is no longer “on her way”.
Popularity of the Girl Name Shania
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Shania

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Shania

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Shania

    Shania We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Shania.

  • Popular Songs on Shania

    Popular Songs on Shania

    If Shania Was Mine - a song by Cledus T. Judd

    Shania I'm Broke - a song by Cledus T. Judd

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Shania

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Shania

    Shania Streep Wanted to Sleep: A little girls night time adventure (S. McPherson) - Shania Streep wanted to sleep but was being kept awake by a strange sound, she looked left, she looked right, she looked up, she looked down, but the cause of the sound could not be found. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Shania

    Famous People Named Shania

    Famous People Named Shania - Shania Twain (country/pop musician)

  • Children of Famous People Named Shania

    Children of Famous People Named Shania

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Shania - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Shania.

  • Historic Figures

    Shania - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Shania - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Shania.

Personality of the Girl Name Shania

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Shania

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