What does Shannon mean?
Shannon /shan-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.
Affiliated boy name: Tannon.
Shannon has 1 feminine form: Shana.Kreatif forms: Sannon, Shannin, Shanvon. [more]
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 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 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Shannon and corresponding names. The only other prominent varying form of Shannon is Shanon. Adoption of these forms of Shannon was widespread 4 decades ago (adoption of 0.47%) and is now significantly less, with the version Shannon becoming somewhat outmoded.
Thinking of names?
Shannon▼ is alike in pronunciation to Chanan and Channon. Other recommended similar baby 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, Scanlon, Seann, Seaton, Shaan, Shadow, Shalmon, Shan, Shanahan, Shandey, 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, Stanten, Stanton▼, Staunton, Swanton, Swenson, Swinton and Tanton. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shannon.