What does Shannan mean?
(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)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.