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What does Shannon mean?

Shannon \sh(an)-non\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Shannon) is pronounced SHAN-en. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shannon is "old, ancient". The name of a prominent river, county, and airport in Ireland, used as a given name in this century. Football player Shannon Sharpe.


Variations

Shannon has 5 variants: Shanan, Shanen, Shannan, Shannen and Shanon.

For more information, see also the related boy name Tannon.

Shannon has 1 feminine form: Shana.


Popularity

Shannon is a very popular first name for men (#317 out of 1220, Top 26%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#693 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Shannon for boys. Shannon entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #106 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shannon name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shannon outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Shannon and corresponding names. The only other prominent varying form of Shannon is Shanon. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.473%) and is now significantly less, with the version Shannon becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shannon, Shanon in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Shannon is alike in pronunciation to Channon. Another recommended similar baby name is Shandon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shannon.

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