Shannon - Meaning of Shannon

What does Shannon mean?

[ 2 syll. (s)han-non, sh-ann-on ] The baby girl name Shannon is also used as a boy name, though it is more popular for girls. It is pronounced -SHAENNahN †. Shannon has its origins in the Celtic language and it is used largely in English. The first name is of disputed origin. It could be derived from the name of River Shannon, Ireland's longer river, which is itself of the elements sean (meaning 'old, wise') and abhainn, or else it could be from a contracted form of the Irish name Seanán. The first name is however not used much in Ireland; another derivation suggests that it is a modern invention, from the combination of Shane and Sharon.

The name Shannon is used to a great extent; it has 27 forms. Forms of the name include Channa, Lashannon, Shan, Shanan, Shanandoah, Shandy, Shani, Shanine, Shann, Shanna (used in Russian too), Shannae, Shannah, Shanneen, Shannie, Shannin, Shannondoah, Shannun, Shannyn, Shanyn, Shauna, Shawna, Shawni, and Sheannon. Other English forms include the spelling variants Channon, Shannan, Shannen, and Shanon.

See also the related forms, Sha, Seanán.

See also the related categories, combination, wise (holy), english, elements, river, irish, and celtic.

Shannon is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1976, 0.851% of baby girls were named Shannon. It was #17 in rank then. The baby name has seen a substantial decline in frequency since then, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. Within all girl names in its family, Shannon was nevertheless the most frequently used in 2018. Shannon has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century. In 2006, 5 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Shannon.

Baby names that sound like Shannon include Shannan, Shannen, Shannun, Saaman, Sajnee, Sajney, Sajni, Sajnie, Sajny, Sama, Samee, Sameh, Samey, Sami, Samie, Samine, Sammee, Sammeh, Sammey, and Sammi.

† Pronunciation for Shannon: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

Details of famous persons named Shannon:
Actress Shannon Elizabeth, born 7 September 1976, Houston, Texas.
Actress Shannon Tweed, born 10 March 1957, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

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