What does Shannon mean?
Shannon [shan-non] as a boys' name (also used more commonly 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.
Affiliated boy name: Tannon.
Shannon has 1 feminine form: Shana.Creative forms:
(male) Chenon, Sannon, ..
(female) Shanne, Shanse, .. Middle name pairings:
Shannon Kainoa (S.K.), ..
How popular is Shannon?
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 history of Shannon for boys. Shannon reached its top rank of #111 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is currently at #1825. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the history of the boy name Shannon and corresponding names. The only other prominent varying form of Shannon (#1825 in 2015) is Shanon. Adoption of these forms of Shannon was widespread 5 decades ago (adoption of 0.2%) and is now significantly less, with the version Shannon becoming somewhat outmoded.
Shannon▼ is alike in pronunciation to Chanan and Channon. Other recommended names are Alanson, Blandon, Brandon▼, Brannon, Brannton, Branson▲, Brennon, Cannon▲, Canon, Canyon, D'anton, Danon, Gannon▲, Kannon▲, Kanon, Kennon, Landon▲, Manton, Salmon, Salton, Samson▲, Sanborn, Sansom, Sanson, Sansone, Santo, Santos▲, Savion▼, Savyon, Saxton, Scanlan, Scanlen (see Scanlon), Scanlon, Seann, Seaton, Shaan, Shadow, Shalmon, Shan, Shanahan, Shandey (see Shandy), Shandon, Shandy, Shane▼, Shani, Shanley, Shann, Shannley, Shaughn, Shaun▼, Shavon, Shawn▼, Shawnee, Shawnel, Shawney, Shawnie, Shawnn, Shaylon, Shayn, Shayne▼, Sheldon▼, Shelton, Shermon, Shimon, Shovon, Stannes (see Stanislaus), Stanten, Stanton, Staunton, Swanton, Swenson, Swinton and Tanton. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shannon.See names in meaning and etymology.