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I read that Shonda came from Sanskrit from the root word Chanda. I read Shonda meant great goddess.
-- Bllvllbss  7/24/2005
Shonda Rhimes is a famous bearer of this name. She's the creator of the hugely popular TV series Grey's Anatomy.
-- Skittsie13  7/4/2007
This is one butt-ugly name, and it sounds trashy as well.
-- slight night shiver  5/7/2008
This is also a Yiddish word meaning "shame".
-- bananarama  7/28/2008
Shonda is a trashy, ghetto-sounding name. Like I posted above a few years ago, the Yiddish meaning puts me off to this name. Shonda is even worse when rendered as Shanda, which is the Hebrew word for shame, and it would indeed be a shame to be named Shonda or Shanda.
-- bananarama  1/11/2011
Shonda derives as a modern spelling variation of Chanda, a Sanskrit name, and is an epithet for the great goddess, Durga. It means "fiery, hot, or passionate."

I also wanted to clarify some information regarding what a previous poster wrote about the name. Shonda is not the Hebrew word for "shame." The correct phrase is "a shanda fur die goyim" or "a shame before nations" which is used as a colloquialism to describe shameful behavior performed by Jewish persons in front of non-Jews. While the name Shonda and the Yiddish "shanda" term are technically homophones, both their spellings and origins are unrelated to one another.
-- Anonymous User  6/3/2015
Your ignorance precedes you. My name is Shonda and I most definitely am not ghetto. Learn the meaning of a word before you try to use it. Ghetto: a quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure.
-- Nurse1  2/16/2017

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