Asked by: Shanita Turnbull
pop culture celebrity families

How did Shania Twain get her name?

Last Updated: 20th April, 2020

11
When she was age six, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa native from Timmins, Ontario, who adopted her as his own. In 1991 she changed her name to Shania (meaning "I'm on my way" in Ojibwa, it was the name of a co-worker), and signed a contract with Mercury Nashville that same year.

Click to see full answer.

Then, how did Shania Twain get her stage name?

Born Eilleen Regina Edwards on August 28, 1965, in Windsor, Ontario, and raised in the northern forests of Timmins, Ontario, Twain would eventually take the name “Shania,” an Ojibwa word meaning “I'm on my way,” in honor of her stepfather's Indian heritage—Jerry Twain was an Ojibwa Indian, her mother, Sharon, of Irish

Furthermore, what is Shania Twain real name? Eilleen Regina Edwards

Also to know, how did Shania Twain get discovered?

Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain found success by combining country and pop music. She became an international star following the release of her 1997 album 'Come On Over.

What did Shania Twain accomplish?

Awards & Achievements She has won five Grammy Awards, including Best Country Album (1996) for 'The Woman in me' and Best Country Song (2000) for 'Come on Over'. She was presented the American Music Awards (AMA's) for Favorite New Country Artist in 1996, and went on to win four more AMA's over her career.

Related Question Answers

Kristeen Gachegov

Professional

Who is the father of Shania Twain's son?

Jerry Twain
Father
Sharon Morrison
Mother
Clarence Edwards
Father

Almeta Pieri

Professional

Who is Shania Twain's son?

Eja Lange

Cristian Richardt

Professional

How much is Shania Twain worth?

Canadian country pop singer-songwriter and five-time Grammy Award winner, Shania Twain, has an estimated net worth of $350 million. She has achieved major success as singer and songwriter, winning 27 BMI Songwriter awards.

Rico Ninou

Explainer

When did Shania Twain get divorced?

June 9, 2010
Robert John Lange

Tyrell Vereda

Explainer

Where is Shania Twain originally from?

Windsor, Canada

Ihara Bugeda

Explainer

How old was Shania Twain when parents killed?

On November 1, 1987, Twain's mother and stepfather died in a car accident approximately 50 kilometres north of Wawa, Ontario. She moved back to Timmins to take care of her younger siblings and took them all to Huntsville, Ontario, where she supported them by earning money performing at the nearby Deerhurst Resort.

Beniamin Asselborn

Pundit

Who are Shania Twain's siblings?

Carrie Ann Edwards
Sister
Darryl Twain
Brother
Jill Edwards
Sister
Mark Twain
Brother

Hegoa Vornholz

Pundit

Can Shania Twain still sing?

She still could not sing. There looked to be no chance of her resurrecting her career. Then, in June 2011, Twain announced a two-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. She had not performed live since July 2004.

Mesbah Leff

Pundit

Is Marie Anne Thiebaud married to Mutt?

While still married, Lange started a five-year relationship with Oonagh O'Reilly, an Irish-born co-worker. Lange and Twain divorced in June 2010. On 1 January 2011, Twain married Frédéric Thiébaud, the former husband of Marie-Anne.

Heloisa Meineke

Pundit

How old is Shaniatwain?

54 years (August 28, 1965)

Xoel From

Pundit

Who is Shania Twain ex husband?

Robert John Lange
1993 – 2010

Robina Espinalt

Teacher

Is Mutt Lange married now?

Shania Twain
m. 1993–2010
Stevie Vann
m. 1970–1978

Hassie Bruckmann

Teacher

How tall is Shania Twain?

1.63 m

Ercilia Baka

Teacher

Nadzeya Gemio

Teacher

Mossaab Arendsee

Reviewer

Did Shania Twain go to college?

Timmins High and Vocational School
1983
Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music

Bangali Vanderliek

Reviewer

Is Mark Twain related to Shania Twain?

Mark Twain is not related to Shania Twain. As we all know, Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, while Shania's real name is Eilleen Regina Edwards.

Jhonathan Courtois

Reviewer

What songs did Shania Twain write?

I
  • I Ain't No Quitter.
  • I'm Alright (Shania Twain song)
  • I'm Gonna Getcha Good!
  • I'm Holdin' On to Love (To Save My Life)
  • (If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!
  • It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing.

Onelia Johanningmeier

Reviewer

What high school did Shania Twain go to?

Timmins High and Vocational School
1983
Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music