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What does Shannyn mean?

Shannyn Pronunciation of Shannyn [shan-nyn] as a girls' name has its root in Gaelic, and Shannyn means "old, ancient". Shannyn is a variant form of Shannon (Gaelic): place name of an Irish river.

Associated with: gaelic, old.


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

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

Creative forms:
(female) Sannyn, Shenyn, ..

(male) Shanin, Shanman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shannyn Izabel (S.I.), ..

How popular is Shannyn?

Shannyn is an unusual first name for females. Shannyn is an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Shana, Shane, Shani, Shanna, Shannan, Shannen, Shannon (#1059 the previous year) and Shanon are the popular alternative forms of Shannyn (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Channa, are seldom used. These forms of Shannyn were at the top of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (adoption of 1.22%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 0.01%, 99%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Shannyn is pronounced similarly to Shawneen. Other recommended names are Charlyn, Charmyn, Sandye, Sannie, Sanny, Shadiya, Shadya, Shaena, Shahnaz, Shailyn, Shan, Shanah, Shanay, Shandee, Shandi, Shandon, Shandra, Shaneka, Shanese, Shaney, Shanika, Shanise, Shanit, Shanita, Shannah, Shannea, Shannel, Shannice, Shantae, Shantai, Shantal, Shante, Shantee, Shantel, Shantey, Shantoya, Sharaye, Shareen, Sharlan, Sharlyn, Sharmyan (see Charmian), Sharmyn, Sharolyn, Sharren, Sharron, Shary, Sharyl, Sharyn, Shaunah, Shaunda, Shaunee, Shavaun, Shavon, Shawna, Shawnae, Shawnah, Shawnda, Shawney, Shawnie, Shawnna, Shawnte, Shay, Shaya, Shaye, Shaylyn, Shaylynn, Shayna, Sherryn, Shonna, Shyanne, Sianna, Starlyn, Suanny and Swanny. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shannyn.

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