Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. SHO-nak
  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Scottish Gaelic form of Joan 1.

Related Names

VariantsSeona, Sheona, Shona
Other Languages & CulturesShavon, Shavonne(African American) Jone(Basque) Zhanna(Belarusian) Joanna(Biblical) Ioanna(Biblical Greek) Iohanna(Biblical Latin) Yanna, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick, Yannig(Breton) Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana(Bulgarian) Joana(Catalan) Ghjuvanna(Corsican) Ivana, Žana(Croatian) Ivana, Jana, Johana(Czech) Johanna, Johanne, Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jonna(Danish) Jana, Janna, Johanna, Hanke, Hanna, Hanne, Hannie, Jennigje, Johanneke(Dutch) Jane, Janessa, Janice, Jean, Jeanne, Joan, Joanna, Johanna, Johnna, Shauna, Shavon, Shavonne, Shawn, Shawna, Jo, Joanie, Joann, Joanne, Joetta, Joey, Jonelle, Jonette, Joni, Jonie(English) Jaana, Jana, Janika, Johanna, Janne(Estonian) Jóna(Faroese) Janika, Janina, Johanna, Hanna, Hannele, Janna, Jonna(Finnish) Jeanne, Johanne, Joanne, Yanick, Yannick(French) Xoana(Galician) Jana, Janina, Johanna, Hanna, Hanne(German) Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna, Yianna, Nana(Greek) Johanna, Hanna(Hungarian) Jóhanna, Jóna(Icelandic) Síne, Siobhán(Irish) Giovanna, Gia, Gianna, Giannina, Giò, Giovannetta, Vanna(Italian) Johanna(Late Roman) Jana, Janīna, Žanna(Latvian) Janina(Lithuanian) Ivana, Jovana(Macedonian) Jehanne, Johanne(Medieval French) Johanna, Johanne, Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jannicke, Jannike(Norwegian) Janina, Joanna, Asia, Joasia(Polish) Joana, Joaninha(Portuguese) Ioana(Romanian) Yana, Zhanna(Russian) Giuanna(Sardinian) Ivana, Jovana(Serbian) Ivana, Jana(Slovak) Ivana, Jana, Žana(Slovene) Juana, Juanita(Spanish) Johana(Spanish (Latin American)) Janina, Janna, Johanna, Hanna, Jonna(Swedish) Ivanna, Yana, Zhanna(Ukrainian) Shan, Siân, Siwan(Welsh)

Sources & References

  1. Mark, Colin. The Gaelic-English Dictionary. Routledge, 2003, page 717.
Entry updated January 21, 2022