What does Shannon mean?
Shannon [shan-non] as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' 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 1 masculine form: Tannon.Creative forms:
(female) Shanne, Tianon, ..
(male) Shanin, Shanwyn, .. Middle name pairings:
Shannon Valentina (S.V.), ..
How popular is Shannon?
Shannon is a very prominent first name for women (#123 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#693 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shannon entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #21 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is at #1059 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Shana, Shane, Shani, Shanna, Shannan, Shannen and Shanon are the prominent related forms of Shannon (#1059 in 2015). These relations of Shannon were popular with parents during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 1.22%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.01%, ▼99.2%), with forms like Shannon becoming less trendy.
Shannon▼ is alike in pronunciation to Shawneen. Other recommended names are Chalon, Dannon, Reannon, Rhiannon▼, Rhianon, Riannon, Shadow, Shaena, Shahnaz, Shailyn, Shaina▼, Shaine, Shalom, Shan, Shanah, Shanda▼, Shandee, Shandel, Shandey, Shandi, Shandon, Shanea, Shanel, Shanell, Shaney, Shania▼, Shanice▼, Shanika, Shanise, Shanita, Shannah, Shannea, Shannel, Shannell, Shannice, Shantai, Shantal, Shantay, Shantel▼, Shantey, Sharan, Shareen, Sharlan, Sharlot, Sharlyn, Sharman, Sharmion, Sharmyn, Sharon▼, Sharona, Sharrin, Sharron▼, Shauna▼, Shaunda, Shaunee, Shaunie, Shaunna, Shaunta, Shavon, Shawna▼, Shawnah, Shawnie, Shawnna, Shawnta, Shayan, Shaynah, Shayne, Shevon, Shianna, Shonna, Shyann▼, Shyanna, Sianna and Suanny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shannon.See names in meaning and etymology.