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What does Shannon mean?

Meaning of the name ShannonShannanShannenShanonChannonShananShaninShannynShannoneShanenShanynSharonShaneShanninSeanán

[ 2 syll. (s)han-non, sh-ann-on ] The baby boy name Shannon is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being more common. It is pronounced as -SHAENNahN †. Shannon is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Celtic origins. It is derived from the elements 'sean' meaning old, wise ; 'abhainn' river. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name as a given name. See Shannon for more information.

Channon (English), Shanan, Shanen, Shanin, Shannin, Shannone, Shannyn, Shanon (English), and Shanyn are variants of Shannon.

Other forms of Shannon include the variant spellings Shannan (English) and Shannen (English).

See also the related forms, Seanán (Irish), Shane (English and Irish), and Sharon (Hebrew).

See also the related categories, river, wise, and celtic.

Shannon is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1972 with 0.180% of baby boys being given the name Shannon. It ranked at #94 then. The baby name has since experienced a substantial fall in popularity, and is currently of irregular use. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly linked to Shannon, Shane was the most commonly used. Shannon has mostly been a girl name in the past century. In 2006, the name Shannon was given to 5 times as many girls than boys.

Baby names that sound like Shannon include Shannan, Shannen, Saami, Saamy, Sachen, Sachin, Sagen, Sagun, Sahaen, Sahaene, Sahain, Sahaine, Sahan, Sahane, Sahayn, Sahayne, Sahen, Sahin, Sahon, and Sajan.

† 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)"

A famous person named Shannon is Shane West, Actor, born Shannon Bruce Snaith, 10 June 1978, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


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