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Shannon Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Shannon?

In 2018 the uncommon name Shannon, ranked the 1,478th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Shannon is currently less popular.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #17 was reached in 1976.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1970 with 13,546 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Shannon was less than 5, most recently in 1920.

Shannon, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1927-1943, 1944-1970, and 1973-1976, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1970-1973, 1976-1982, 1983-1991, and 1994-2017.

Sometimes the name Shannon has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

For a number of years, the name Shannon has been spiralling downward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Shannon for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Shannon?

Shannon's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Shannon is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Shannon is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Shannon (Girl)Shannon (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 148 1,478 67 2,100
2017 173 1,344 79 1,867
2016 193 1,263 78 1,899
2015 249 1,059 82 1,822
2014 257 1,015 84 1,788
2013 278 917 97 1,597
2012 327 822 95 1,631
2011 394 706 101 1,563
2010 416 688 95 1,649
2009 542 563 144 1,248
2008 657 482 150 1,184
2007 741 437 162 1,119
2006 919 357 190 979
2005 1,053 303 194 912
2004 1,255 256 201 873
2003 1,447 227 206 844
2002 1,757 184 234 743
2001 1,906 172 210 801
2000 2,180 152 241 723
1999 2,748 118 308 602
1998 3,277 104 271 646
1997 3,914 85 296 598
1996 4,337 80 316 577
1995 4,734 73 375 524
1994 5,507 60 403 505
1993 6,070 53 377 527
1992 5,289 66 466 465
1991 4,846 71 514 435
1990 5,189 68 520 429
1989 5,660 61 566 389
1988 6,254 56 510 387
1987 6,965 45 517 373
1986 7,404 44 571 337
1985 7,712 41 689 295
1984 8,476 37 762 275
1983 8,427 38 882 246
1982 8,622 38 1,088 219
1981 9,227 32 1,204 207
1980 9,669 29 1,330 184
1979 10,367 25 1,640 158
1978 10,602 22 1,848 143
1977 12,517 19 2,286 120
1976 13,371 17 2,612 98
1975 9,371 21 2,530 101
1974 10,609 18 2,505 101
1973 9,804 22 2,636 100
1972 10,965 22 3,014 94
1971 12,652 21 3,007 106
1970 13,546 22 2,573 128
1969 10,451 31 2,372 129
1968 6,400 53 1,706 159
1967 3,445 101 1,169 198
1966 2,992 120 1,157 204
1965 2,569 144 938 243
1964 2,299 170 759 281
1963 2,052 186 626 318
1962 1,393 231 503 350
1961 1,235 252 335 436
1960 1,014 288 286 469
1959 1,006 282 299 459
1958 824 326 142 647
1957 707 340 161 604
1956 692 332 165 593
1955 641 336 157 589
1954 559 368 124 654
1953 492 384 89 756
1952 419 412 106 676
1951 374 431 109 671
1950 382 408 92 719
1949 267 496 82 763
1948 219 563 78 769
1947 256 519 75 799
1946 152 642 85 710
1945 119 686 52 882
1944 120 684 48 933
1943 143 636 49 968
1942 125 671 49 956
1941 83 796 42 1,001
1940 72 846 36 1,106
1939 65 876 35 1,102
1938 55 964 42 991
1937 55 939 31 1,207
1936 32 1,286 35 1,115
1935 32 1,300 29 1,269
1934 38 1,162 32 1,187
1933 29 1,360 34 1,144
1932 23 1,627 24 1,461
1931 28 1,418 24 1,454
1930 15 2,288 11 2,589
1929 20 1,884 15 2,085
1928 17 2,175 26 1,479
1927 9 3,530 28 1,431
1926 11 3,022 26 1,459
1925 13 2,755 25 1,528
1924 10 3,351 19 1,885
1923 11 3,095 39 1,153
1922 15 2,465 29 1,388
1921 6 5,019 28 1,442
1920 < 5 -- 19 1,876
1919 5 5,456 34 1,227
1918 5 5,477 25 1,489
1917 < 5 -- 24 1,472
1916 < 5 -- 31 1,201
1915 < 5 -- 30 1,210
1914 < 5 -- 16 1,598
1913 < 5 -- 16 1,360
1912 5 3,366 9 1,864
1911 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- 7 1,197
1907 < 5 -- 6 1,322
1906 < 5 -- 5 1,392
1905 < 5 -- 5 1,401
1904 < 5 -- 7 1,047
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1890 < 5 -- 5 1,139
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1885 < 5 -- 6 924
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1881 < 5 -- 5 984
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.