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Meaning and name origin
Shannon \sh(an)-non\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Tannon.
There is 1 feminine form of Shannon: Shana.
Shannon is a very popular first name for males (#317 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#679 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Shannon name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Shannon with its variant forms and related boy baby names.
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