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What does Shanen mean?

Shanen Pronunciation of Shanen [sha-nen] as a name for boys is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of the name Shanen is "old, ancient". Shanen is a variant form of Shannon (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, old.


Shanen has 4 variants: Shanan, Shannan, Shannen and Shanon.

Creative forms:
(male) Sanen, Seanen, ..

(female) Shage, Shasun, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shanen Lars (S.L.), ..

How popular is Shanen?

Shanen is an uncommon first name for males. Shanen is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Shanen (outside Top 2000) are Shannon (#1825 last year) and Shanon. These forms of Shanen were popular as birth names 5 decades ago (median #504) and are now significantly less common. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shanen and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shanen is pronounced similarly to Chanan and Channon. Other suggested similar names are Chane, Chaney, Chann, Chasen, Saxen, Scanlen (see Scanlon), Seaman, Seann, Shaan, Shade, Shae, Shaine, Shan, Shanahan, Shandey (see Shandy), Shandon, Shandy, Shane, Shani, Shanley, Shann, Shaun, Shavon, Shawn, Shawnee, Shawnel, Shawney, Shawnn, Shayan, Shaye, Shayn, Shayne, Shimon, Shonn, Simen, Stanek, Stanten and Thane. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shanen.

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