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What does Shannen mean?

Shannen Pronunciation of Shannen [shan-nen] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Shannen) is a Gaelic name, and the name Shannen means "old, ancient". Shannen is an alternate spelling of Shannon (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, old.


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

1 feminine form: Shannon.

Creative forms:
(male) Chenen, Shanne, ..

(female) Shanne, Shanney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shannen Sawyer (S.S.), ..

How popular is Shannen?

Shannen is an uncommon first name for males. Shannen is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Shannon (#1825 the previous year) and Shanon are the prominent variation forms of Shannen (not ranked). Other variants, like Shannan, are seldom used. These forms of Shannen reached the apex of their popularity in the 1970s (average #504) and have become significantly less widespread since, with the form Shannon becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Shannen is alike in pronunciation to Chanan and Channon. Other recommended names are Brannen, Bransen, Branten, Channe, Chasen, Hansen, Janzen, Kannen, Landen, Manten (see Manton), Sandey, Sanson, Sante, Santee, Saxen, Scanlen (see Scanlon), Sennet, Shaan, Shadoe, Shae, Shafeek, Shafeer, Shaine, Shakeel, Shakeer, Shalmon, Shameer, Shan, Shanahan, Shandey (see Shandy), Shandon, Shandy, Shane, Shani, Shanley, Shann, Shannley, Shaque, Shareef, Shaughn, Shavon, Shavonne, Shawn, Shawnee, Shawnel, Shawnell, Shawney, Shawnie, Shawnn, Shayan, Shayanne, Shaye, Shayn, Shayne, Shelden, Sherwen, Slayden, Stanek, Stanlea, Stanlee, Stanley, Stannes (see Stanislaus), Stanten, Stanton, Stensen, Sunney, Swaine, Swanton, Swayne, Swensen, Tannen, Tansen and Tynnen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shannen.

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