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pinWhat 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.


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

Affiliated boy name: Tannon.

Shannon has 1 feminine form: Shana.

Kreatif forms: Sannon, Shannin, Shanvon. [more]

pinHow 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)

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 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.

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.

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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.