Scottish Gaelic
"God is gracious"

Shona Origin and Meaning

The name Shona is girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "God is gracious".
Anglicized form of Seònaid, the Scottish Gaelic equivalent of Janet. It has historically been quite popular in Scotland, although it hasn't ranked in the Top 100 there since 1995.

Shona is also, coincidentally, the name of an ethnic group who live in southern Africa, mainly Zimbabwe.

Shona Popularity

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Famous People Named Shona

  • Shona Bernadette McGartyEnglish actress
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Shona in Pop Culture

  • Shonacharacter on TV show 'This Way Up'