Back to story 2. A rose by any other name! Shania’s birth name is Eileen Edwards. (Her friends still call her Eileen). She adopted her stepfather Jerry’s last name “Twain” after her father, Clarence Edwards, and mother Sharon, divorced. The name “Shania” was inspired from a woman who once worked in wardrobe on one of her many gigs. It means “on my way” in Ojibwa. These days, Shania is clearly beyond being on her way! Here, the beauty arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.