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What does Shannin mean?

Shannin Pronunciation of Shannin [shan-nin] as a girls' name is a Gaelic name, and the meaning of Shannin is "old, ancient". Shannin is an alternate form of Shannon (Gaelic): place name of an Irish river.

Associated with: gaelic, old.


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

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

Creative forms:
(female) Cianin, Sannin, ..

(male) Shannio, Shanton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shannin Delia (S.D.), ..

How popular is Shannin?

Shannin is a rare first name for women. Shannin is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Shannon (#1059 in 2015), Shannen, Shanon, Shannan, Shanna, Shane, Shani and Shana are the prominent varying forms of Shannin (not ranked). Other forms, like Channa, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Shannin was common among parents during the years 1970-1979 (adoption of 1.22%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.01%, down 99.2%), with versions such as Shanna becoming somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Shannin is alike in pronunciation to Shawneen. Other recommended names are Bonnin, Brandin, Sandi, Sandie, Sanna, Sannie, Seanna, Shadi, Shadia, Shahnaz, Shailyn, Shaine, Shalaina, Shalaine, Shalia, Shalina, Shalynn, Shamaine, Shan, Shanae, Shanay, Shandi, Shandie, Shandon, Shandra, Shanea, Shaneika, Shania, Shanie, Shanika, Shanise, Shanit, Shannah, Shannea, Shannel, Shannice, Shantai, Shantay, Shante, Shantel, Shanti, Sharaia, Sharalin, Shareen, Sharik, Sharina, Sharlan, Sharlie, Sharlyn, Sharmain, Sharmion, Sharrin, Sharyn, Shastina, Shaunice, Shaunie, Shaunte, Shavaun, Shawna, Shawnae, Shawnah, Shawni, Shawnie, Shawnna, Shaylyn, Shayna, Shaynah, Shayne, Shianna, Shyann, Shyanna, Sonnie, Sunni and Swannie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shannin.

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