What does Shannan mean?
Shannan [shan-nan] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Shannan) has its root in Gaelic, and the meaning of Shannan is "old, ancient". Shannan is a variant form of Shannon (Gaelic): place name of an Irish river.
(female) Sannan, Shanin, ..
(male) Shanin, Shanman, .. Middle name pairings:
Shannan Samara (S.S.), ..
How popular is Shannan?
Shannan is a very prominent first name for women (#1841 out of 4276, Top 43%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shannan entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #717 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Shannan are Shannon (#1059 from current records), Shannen, Shanon, Shanna, Shane, Shani and Shana. Other variants, like Channa, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Shannan was at its highest 5 decades ago (average #743) and is now significantly lower (#1882, ▼99%), with versions such as Shanna becoming somewhat outmoded.
Shannan is alike in pronunciation to Shawneen. Other recommended names are Channah, Dhanna, Rhiannan, Sanna, Sannah, Seanna, Shaena, Shahnaz, Shaina▼, Shainah, Shanae▼, Shanah, Shanay, Shanda▼, Shandon, Shanea, Shania▼, Shannah, Shannea, Shannel, Shanta, Shantae, Shantai, Shantal, Shantay, Sharan, Sharlan, Sharman, Shauna▼, Shaunah, Shaunna, Shawna▼, Shawnae, Shawnah, Shawnna, Shayan, Shayna▼, Shaynah, Shianna, Shonna, Shyanna and Sianna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shannan.See names in meaning and etymology.