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Not my style, and not very attractive.
kayisforkeen  9/11/2018
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Sounds very trashy!
Curious me  9/11/2018
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I read that the name is of Yiddish, Hebrew origin and means "beautiful" and "God is merciful".
― Anonymous User  6/8/2018
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I think Shania sounds very elegant.
Luvbug86  11/5/2016
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While I do like Shania Twain, it's too heavily associated with her to consider for a child. I also think it sounds really low-class.
Acajou  11/4/2016
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My name is Shania but I go by the nickname "Anya" since it's pronunciation tends to confuse people. I pronounce it as "Shawn-ia" instead of "Sha-nye-a".
― Anonymous User  9/13/2016
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The name Shania was given to 129 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
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My daughter is two and her name is Shania and I know she isn't trashy, nor am I. I'm white and I love this name. It's unique and very pretty. So people can stop hating just because you have a boring name doesn't mean you need to hate on all the unique names. And really, what does race have to do with someone's name? We are not kids.
Kari021914  5/26/2016
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I know a Shania, and she lives up to the trashy expectations that a lot of people here have. She pronounces it 'sha-NYE-ya' (first and third syllables rhyming with the a in Emma; second syllable rhyming with eye).
― Anonymous User  1/25/2016
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My name is Shania but I pronounce it "Shah-nye-ah", much like the country star.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2015
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It should be noted that the meaning of Shania is NOT "on her way", and that it is is NOT found in Ojibwe OR Cree. Check some facts, damnit. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  10/11/2014
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My name happens to be Shania as well. I cannot see how you get a "trashy" feel from it at all. I am not from the ghetto, it is in fact Native American. I don't think race should matter with a name, and I think it's pretty as well. Haters can leave! High five to all the other Shania's out there who get their name mispronounced constantly! They do have it right on this site, stop trying to correct it!
starcatcher11  10/20/2013
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The fact that I hate Shania Twain and her lame-ass music does this name no favors. I picture a stupid girl smacking her gum and giving her boyfriend bitch eyes if he spends too much time with his friends. No thanks.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2012
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Well my name happens to be Shania and I don't think it is trashy at all. Shania is really pretty and professional. It's also classy.
Shania-L-Tonny  6/15/2010
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It can also be pronounced Shaniyah. But I personally prefer Shania.
Shania-L-Tonny  6/15/2010
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Shania is not a Native American name in the sense that it was traditionally used as a name in Ojibwe culture. However, after consulting with speakers of Ojibwe I am fairly sure that Ms. Twain's story of her Ojibwe stepfather creating the name from words in the Ojibwe language is correct. The name isn't spelled as an Ojibwe expert would spell it, but that is probably irrelevant since a great many speakers of Ojibwe in Canada are not literate in Ojibwe; they know how to speak Ojibwe, but only know how to write in English. Twain's stepfather, as a blue collar person, was almost surely someone who didn't know how to write the language.
clevelandkentevans  4/28/2010
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Shania sounds very trashy to me.
-Julia-  8/22/2009
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This is a dumb name - very trashy and ugly. I don't think it's really Native American, as Shania Twain likes to say that it is.
bananarama  7/15/2009
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I like this name, very pretty. :)
disgurlcrazy  9/2/2008
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Shania Twain got away with this name somehow, and I suspect the fact that she was a beautiful white country singer had something to do with it. That may even have given people the false idea that this name sounds white. It actually sounds borderline ghetto. At least it doesn't sound much anything like Shaquita or anything. Okay, I made that one up, but they're all made up, and this sounds kind of made up too, even though it isn't. It sounds pseudo-exotic.
― Anonymous User  5/6/2008
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Pronounced "Shahn-ya".
MaggieSimpson  4/22/2008
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A famous bearer is artist, singer and song-writer Shania Twain (real name Eileen Edwards) who is a native of the U.S.A (born 1965) and has one child. She has released three successful albums and may be releasing a fourth one in 2007. A very successful woman.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2006
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Shania Twain is actually Canadian, not American.
― Anonymous User  11/18/2006
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Very pretty.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2006
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Shania is an Ojibwa name meaning "I'm on my way".
samantha_6289  1/6/2005

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