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Gender: Female Pronunciation: shan-EYE-a Meaning of Shania: "I'm on my way" Origin of Shania: Ojibway

The name Shania is a girl's name of Ojibway origin meaning "I'm on my way". Shania and is often added to lists like Musician Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

From the experts:

This obscure Native-American name owes its very life to country singer Shania Twain, who dropped her original name, Eileen, for it.

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Famous People Named Shania

Shania Twain (born Eilleen Regina Edwards), Canadian country music singer

Pop Culture References for the name Shania

Shania Clemmons, character on TV's "The New Normal"
Shania Lowry, character from the Black Mirror episode "USS Callister"



paulapuddephatt Says:


Beautiful name. I do strongly associate it with the singer, but that is a positive association for me. I wish that it was used more.

xshaniax Says:


Hello, my name is also Shania and I am 16. I've never met anyone with the same name as me either! I was wondering if your parents gave you the name Shania because of Shania Twain (this is how I got my name). If not, what were your parents' reason for giving you the name Shania?
Sorry if this is comes across a bit personal, but I'm just curious lol :)

Shania Says:


My name is Shania, I only really came on to this site because I was having difficulties thinking of names for two main characters in a book that I have started writing but I couldn't help look up my own name :) I'm fifteen if anyone is wondering, probably not.. I love my name it is unique and I don't think I have every met anyone with the same name as myself.

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Piety Says:


I know a lovely young Native American woman with this name. Quite calm, with a slight temper, but full of life and wit. Wonderful name choice.

lynn_wentworth Says:


So underused and absolutely beautiful! This will be the name of my next daughter!