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Shannen (girl)

What does Shannen mean?

Shannen Pronunciation of Shannen [shan-nen] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Shannen) has its root in Gaelic, and the meaning of Shannen is "old, ancient". Shannen is a variant form of Shannon (Gaelic): place name of an Irish river.

Associated with: gaelic, old.


Shannen has 4 variants: Shannan, Shannin, Shannyn and Shanon.

7 more different relations via Shannon: Channa, Shana, Shandy, Shane, Shani, Shanna and Shannae.

Creative forms:
(female) Sannen, Shanney, ..

(male) Shanne, Shanney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shannen Courtney (S.C.), ..

How popular is Shannen?

Shannen is a rare first name for females. Shannen is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shannen was first listed in 1991 and reached its peak rank of #894 in the U.S. in the year 1993, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shannen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shannen outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Shannen are Shannon (#1059 a year ago), Shanon, Shannan, Shanna, Shane, Shani and Shana. Other forms, like Shannyn, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Shannen reached its highest 5 decades ago (median #743) and is now significantly diminished (#1882, 99%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shannen, Shana, Shane, Shani, Shanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shannan, Shannon, Shanon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shannon outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shannen is alike in pronunciation to Shawneen. Other recommended names are Shaine, Shanae, Shandea (see Shandy), Shandee, Shandel, Shandey, Shandon, Shanea, Shanee, Shanel, Shaney, Shanie, Shannah, Shannea, Shannel, Shannell, Shante, Shantee, Shantel, Shantey, Shareen, Sharen, Sharren, Shaunee, Shawnee, Shawney, Shayne and Shyanne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shannen.

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