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Shannan (boy)

What does Shannan mean?

Shannan Pronunciation of Shannan [shan-nan] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Shannan) has its root in Gaelic, and Shannan means "old, ancient". Shannan is a version of Shannon (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, old.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Shanin, Shanman, ..

(female) Shanin, Shanne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shannan Asa (S.A.), ..

How popular is Shannan?

Shannan is an unusual given name for men. Shannan is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Shannan (not ranked) are Shannon (#1825 via latest list) and Shanon. Other forms, like Shanen, are uncommon. These forms of Shannan were at the peak of their popularity 5 decades ago (median #504) and have become significantly less popular since. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Shannan is alike in pronunciation to Chanan and Channon. Other recommended names are Annan, Brennan, Cannan, Chandan, Chapman, Chayan, Donnan, Elhannan, Flannan, Ghassan, Hanan, Hannan, Janan, Johanan, Kannan, Landan, Mandan, Phinean, Phinian, Sagan, Sajan, Salman, Sanjay, Sanson, Santana, Scanlan, Scanlen (see Scanlon), Scanlon, Seaman, Seann, Shaan, Shabat, Shabbat, Shachar, Shaday, Shahzad, Shaine, Shaka, Shalmon, Shan, Shanahan, Shandey (see Shandy), Shandon, Shandy, Shane, Shani, Shanley, Shann, Shannley, Shasta, Shaughn, Shaun, Shavon, Shawn, Shawnee, Shawnel, Shawney, Shawnn, Shayan, Shaylon, Shayn, Shayne, Shearman, Shonn, Staffan, Stana, Stannes (see Stanislaus), Stanten, Stanton, Swanton, Tannan, Tiarnan and Yohannan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shannan.

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