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What does Shannon mean?

Shannon Pronunciation of Shannon as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Shannon) is pronounced SHAN-en. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shannon is "old, ancient". Place name of an Irish river. The meaning possibly refers to an ancient Celtic diety identified with the river. Actresses Shannen Doherty, Shannyn Sossamon; gymnast Shannon Miller.


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, river


VARIANTS Channa, Shana, Shandy, Shane, Shani, Shanna, Shannae, Shannan, Shannen, Shannin, Shannyn, Shanon




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How popular is Shannon?

Shannon is a very prominent first name for women (#123 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#693 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Shannon entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #21 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is at #1478 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Shana, Shane, Shani, Shanna, Shannan, Shannen and Shanon are the prominent related forms of Shannon (#1478 IN 2018). These relations of Shannon were popular with parents during the years 1970-1979 (USAGE OF 0.91%) and have become significantly less widespread since (USAGE 0.01%, 99%), with forms like Shanon becoming less trendy.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Shannon is alike in pronunciation to Shawneen. Other recommended sound-alike names are Chalon, Dannon, Reannon, Rhiannon, Rhianon, Riannon, Shadow, Shaena, Shahnaz, Shailyn, Shaina, Shaine, Shalom, Shan, Shanah, Shanda, Shandee, Shandel, Shandey, Shandi, Shandon, Shanea, Shanel, Shanell, Shaney, Shania, Shanice, Shanika, Shanise, Shanita, Shannah, Shannea, Shannel, Shannell, Shannice, Shantai, Shantal, Shantay, Shantel, Shantey, Sharan, Shareen, Sharlan, Sharlot, Sharlyn, Sharman, Sharmion, Sharmyn, Sharon, Sharona, Sharrin, Sharron, Shauna, Shaunda, Shaunee, Shaunie, Shaunna, Shaunta, Shavon, Shawna, Shawnah, Shawnie, Shawnna, Shawnta, Shayan, Shaynah, Shayne, Shevon, Shianna, Shonna, Shyann, Shyanna, Sianna and Suanny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shannon.

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