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Male version: SHON, variation of Sean, originally from the name JOHN.
-- holymotherofgod  5/23/2005
Shona is the feminine of the Hebrew name, John, which means gift from God. It is also Gaelic for Jane or Joan.
-- Shonsi  12/21/2005
Shona is also a language spoken in Zimbabwe.
-- Anonymous User  12/6/2006
It means "happy" or "lucky" in both Scotch and Irish Gaelic.
-- someone1  1/23/2007
Shona White is a singer and actress who has performed on the West End.
-- Anonymous User  9/5/2007
This is also an Irish name, as I've known many people with this name.
-- rachypiesheepbaa  2/16/2009
As a given name, the o is long, as in 'go'. As the name of the dominant ethnic group in Zimbabwe, the o is short, as in 'stop'.
-- Anneza  4/17/2009
My name! 'Sona' does mean fortunate, lucky and happy in Scotch Gaelic, but I think it's mainly used as Gaelic form of Jane or Joan, and a feminine form of John, which don't have this meaning. I've also seen more commonly in Scotland recently a kind of 're-gaelicisation' of the name short of Seonag in the form of Shonagh. I love this as a name, and wouldn't swap it. My parents apparently, though, weren't aware of the 'Jane' connection of the name as they called me Shona Jane, which is a bit repetitive- but I don't mind!
-- sjm1789  7/2/2010
First heard this name on an episode of Grange Hill years ago, I think it's really pretty, and not too weird.
-- littlescarlett  7/14/2011
Shona Rapira-Davies is a Maori painter.
-- Caprice  9/9/2012
Shona McGarty is an English actress.
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2015

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