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I love the meaning of this name. You hardly ever hear this name too. It's a shame because it is so beautiful!
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2006
The nickname of "Shay" would be awesome too!
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2006
Pronounced shy-nah, shay-nah.
-- Miss Claire  7/30/2006
Shayna appeared on the top 1000 list in the 1980's. Its most popular year was the 1990's where it ranked 449.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
I like this name very much. It has a soft sound, to go along with a nice meaning. It is also uncommon without being too out there.
-- YMPvt  3/4/2007
Beautiful. Why isn't this name more common?
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2007
Please note that the Hebrew/Yiddish spelling for "Shayna" is incorrect in this listing. The second and third letters should be the Hebrew letter "yod". Currently, they are the Hebrew letter "vav". [noted -ed]
-- DovEphraim  10/10/2007
Shayna. Mmm, that name makes me smile. It's like being on a beach with your friends on a warm summer day!
-- EllyKash  11/1/2008
This is my name. When I was a child, I wasn't too fond of it, because it was mispronounced constantly. I'd get things like "shuh-NAY" and "SHAN-nuh" or people would give up entirely and say Shannon! Now, I don't know if it's because more people have heard of it or what, but mispronunciations are very rare. I go more by the nickname Shay these days (I love that it means admirable and hawk-like in Irish!), but I still love my full name. It's just the right balance between formal and casual, pretty, and uncommon, but not unheard of.
-- ShayHawk  11/4/2008
I find this name to be absolutely beautiful, and I for one am glad it is not as common a Hebrew name as, say, Sarah. It's simple, yet stunning--and honestly shouldn't be that hard to pronounce.

I recently stumbled upon the (possibly "created") name Shaiya, which could be related to the Hebrew name Shai. I think that Shaiya and Shayna would make great twin names.
-- erb816  4/11/2009
Shayna is not Hebrew, it's Yiddish. There is a huge misconception that since this is a Jewish name then that would make it Hebrew. The Hebrew equivalent for Shayna is Yaffa.

Yiddish is a Germanic language, spoken by Jews in central and Eastern Europe and Shayna has more in common with the modern German word for beautiful (schon) then it does with any Hebrew word.

Other spellings include the Polish Szejna and the nicknames Szejnusia (Polish) Shaynusha (Russian) Szejnka (Polish), and Sonia is sometimes used as a nickname among Russian Jews. Among Russian Jews, Sofiya is sometimes used as the Russian equivalent, even if Sofiya has no etymological relation with Shayna whatsoever.
-- Shaymin  11/11/2009
I really, really don't like this name. I know it has a legitimate meaning, but it has a really made up feel to it.
-- Chrila96  10/24/2010
Shayna is a beautiful name, I like this name a lot.
-- Missy125  3/12/2011
I love the name, it's my name, it's unique and uncommon. I meet another Shaena (this the way my mother choose to spell) about every seven years. I'm 25 years old now, I met three and we were so excited that some else has our name lol. I love it if someone calls my name I am almost certain they're talking to me. So nice not to be named Jennifer or Tiffany. I feel like I'm kinda like 1 in a million a needle in a haystack in a good way though I feel free :)
-- SHAENA86  7/2/2012

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