Sheena Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Sheena:
Anglicized form of Sine, the Scottish Gaelic cognate of Jane (God is gracious).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My name is Sheena. My Middle name is Marie. I've seen that many Sheena's have that middle name as well. I also know a Sheena Gene. Personally, I love my name. If it wasn't my name, I'd name my first daughter Sheena. My mother named me after the movie Sheena Queen of the Jungle. I love having a unique name. I've actually met a few Sheena's all of whom love their name. All of the Sheena's I met were brunettes, I have seen one or two Sheena's on TV that were blonde. I have a native american friend, a hispanic friend and 2 white friends who have the name Sheena.
Sheena is Hebrew for Jane and the feminine form of Shane or Sean(Shawn).
Sheena means "God is Gracious" or I've also seen "God's Gift"
A few people have told me their pets name was Sheena.
Pros: Associated with a strong leading lady (Sheena Queen of the Jungle)
Sounds how it is spelled. Pretty. Feminine. Unique. Easy to spell. Great conversation starter (people always ask me where my name comes from)
Cons: Hard to abbreviate into a nickname. Often mistaken for Xena, Shera, Sheila. Often spelled wrong and pronounced wrong despite the seeming easiness of it. Hard to find on any keychains, cups etc.
When people mess up and call me Xena or Shera, I explain that Xena was the "Warrior Princess" and Shera was the "Princess of Power" but Sheena is the "QUEEN of the Jungle" and Queen out ranks Princess, so that is how youc an remember. Haha!
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My name is Sheana (pronounced Sheena). I've loved it all my life and always get compliments on the name. I've only met 2 other Sheena's in my whole life.
My cousin's name is Sheena I love it and it totally suits her.
My name is Sheena, and I've received many a compliment on it. I didn't know any other Sheenas until I went to high school where I suddenly ran in to four others! I now also have a friend named Sheina (pronounced the same way) as well. Definitely love my name!
- Nicknames for Sheena: | Edit
Sheena Weena, Weena, Sheena Queen of the Jungle, Sheena is a Punk Rocker, Sheeners, Sheen, Sheenabeena, Sheenanigans, SheShe, ShayShay, Shanaynay, She, She-Wee
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Sheena Easton, singer
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Song: The Ramones - Sheena Was a Punk Rocker
Song: The Bouncing Souls - Lean on Sheena "Lean on Sheena, She leans on me a lot"
Song: The Funky Cold Medina - Tone Loc (In this song the lyrics are referring to a cross dresser or transgendered person by the name of Song: sheena. "Sheena was a man")
Song: Sheena is a Parasite - The Horrors
ComicBook: Sheena Queen of the Jungle, Sheena was the first leading lady of comicbooks beating out Wonder Woman by just a few months.
Movie: Sheena Queen of the Jungle (A story about a girl orphaned in africa and raised by a tribe. She ends up protecting the tribe and the animals of the area. In some versions she can speak with and even become animals.
Anime: Sheena (Tagline: Evil doesn't stand a chance.)
Often mistaken for Xena Warrior Princess, Shera Princess of Power & Queen of Sheba