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Shannan (girl)

What does Shannan mean?

Shannan Pronunciation of Shannan as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Shannan) has its root in Gaelic, and the meaning of Shannan is "old, ancient". Shannan is a variant form of Shannon (Gaelic): place name of an Irish river.




VARIANTS Shanon, Shannyn, Shannin, Shannen

RELATIONS VIA SHANNON Channa, Shana, Shandy, Shane, Shani, Shanna, Shannae



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How popular is Shannan?

Shannan is a very prominent first name for women (#1841 out of 4276, Top 43%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Shannan entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #717 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shannan name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Shannan are Shannon (#1478 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Shana, Shane, Shani, Shanna, Shannen and Shanon. Other variants, like Channa, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Shannan was at its highest 5 decades ago (AVERAGE #743) and is now significantly lower (#1934, 99%), with versions such as Shannen becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shannan, Shana, Shane, Shani, Shanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shannen, Shannon, Shanon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shannan is alike in pronunciation to Shawneen. Other recommended sound-alike names are Channah, Dhanna, Rhiannan, Sanna, Sannah, Seanna, Shaena, Shahnaz, Shaina, Shainah, Shanae, Shanah, Shanay, Shanda, Shandon, Shanea, Shania, Shannah, Shannea, Shannel, Shanta, Shantae, Shantai, Shantal, Shantay, Sharan, Sharlan, Sharman, Shauna, Shaunah, Shaunna, Shawna, Shawnae, Shawnah, Shawnna, Shayan, Shayna, Shaynah, Shianna, Shonna, Shyanna and Sianna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shannan.

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