Pronounced Pron. SHOR-EN-AH
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Contributor Contrib.jakE486 on 5/19/2011
Derived from Georgian შორს (shors) meaning "far away, far" (also compare Georgian შორეული (shoreuli), which also means "far"). It should also be noted that there are sources that claim that the name is derived from Parthian sura meaning "strong, powerful".