Gender: Female Meaning of Shona: "God is gracioust" Origin of Shona: Anglicized variation of Seonaid, Gaelic

Shona Origin and Meaning

The name Shona is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "God is gracioust".

Unusual Scottish name--it's the Anglicized equivalent of Janet--but it may be too close to the ubiquitous Sha names. Quite popular in Scotland.

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Pop Culture References for the name Shona

Shone, Shiona, Shuna, Shonnah, Shonie, Shonda, Shonta, Shoni, Shonette, Shonah, Shonee, Shunagh, Shonagh, Shonna, Shonalee


Eu Says:


This is my sister's name, and we actually knew a couple of others growing up (clearly there were a fair few Scottish/Irish migrant families). I've always thought it was a beautiful name. My sister has had to field quite a few "Shawnas" in her life, but it's an easy correction. No long-term problems with the name.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Lovely name, have always liked it

Bobcat108 Says:


I had never heard of this name until a few days ago, when a link to a UK Daily Mail columnist started showing up all over FB. The columnist's name is Shona. From her articles, it doesn't seem like she's a very nice/good person, & now unfortunately my perception of the name is colored by that.

chellemma1 Says:


I prefer the Seonaid spelling but outside of Scotland the Shona spelling is a lot more straight forward, it is a very pretty and classy name.

Judith Says:


What a uniquely elegant name!

faithnamer Says:


Cute name!