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

Shania Origin and Meaning

The name Shania is a girl's name of Ojibway origin meaning "I'm on my way".

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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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!