The Meaning of Sheena

The name Sheena is a female name popularly used in Scottish and English languages. The name means “God’s gift” or “God is gracious.” It is the Anglicised form of Sine, which is the Scottish Gaelic form of Jane.

The Popularity of Sheena

Sheena has never been ranked in the top 100 most popular Scottish names. The name did see some popularity during the 1980s before usage trailed off significantly in the 1990s and 2000s.

Famous People and Characters with the name Sheena

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle is a fictional comic book character that first appeared in comics in 1937, making her the first title-star female character of a comic book. She grew up in the African jungle, and has the ability to communicate with animals. The character spawned films and two TV series, including a 35-episode series from 2000 to 2002 starring Gena Lee Nolin.

Perhaps most responsible for the short popularity of the name is Sheena Easton, a Scottish singer who achieved worldwide fame in the 1980s. A two-time Grammy award winner, Easton has five Gold albums and one Platinum album. Best known for her hits “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” and “U Got the Look,” Easton was a longtime collaborator with Prince.

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