Shana Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Shana:
Short form of the Hebrew Shoshannah, which is derived from shoshan (lily, rose).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Hi, my name is Shana. I've had it pronounced wrong soo many times. Its pronounced Shawna, but my parents didn't put a W in the name. I've gotten soo used to other people pronouncing it wrong I have just given up. When ever I would tell my teachers how to pronounce my name, they would forget the very next day. Anyway, I am very athletic, shy around large crowds (When I am with people I don't know I will not be the first to say hello, someone else has to say it before I get chatty). I am a terrible speller, extremely good at puzzles, and I looove animals.
My name is Shana,pronounced Shan-nah. My name has been mispronounced so many times, I've gotten used to it. My step mother actually said my name is spelled incorrectly, she said it's supposed to have another 'N' in it....
My name is Shana, pronounced Shay-nuh. like others have said my name is often mispronounced as it's spelling opens itself to several possibilities. I've met other a few other Shana's that pronounce their name the same as I do and relayed the same issue.I know of one girl that changed the spelling of her name to Shayna, so that people would pronounce her name correctly. However I am often complemented on how pretty and unique my name is, and I have always liked it!
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