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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.
There is 1 masculine form of Shannon: Tannon.
Shannon is a very popular first name for females (#123 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#679 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shannon for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shannon and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Shana, Shani, Shanna, Shannan, Shannen, Shannon and Shanon. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Shandon. This name tends to be less commonly used than Shannon.
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