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Shannon meaning and name origin

Shannon \sh(an)-non\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Shannon), is pronounced SHAN-en. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shannon is "old, ancient". Place name of an Irish river. The meaning possibly refers to an ancient Celtic diety identified with the river. Actresses Shannen Doherty, Shannyn Sossamon; gymnast Shannon Miller.

Shannon has 11 variant forms: Channa, Shana, Shandy, Shane, Shani, Shanna, Shannae, Shannan, Shannen, Shannin and Shanon.

Baby names that sound like Shannon are Shawneen, Chanina and Chaninah.

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Popularity of Shannon

Shannon is a very popular first name for women (#123 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#679 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Shannon
Popularity of Shannon