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Shannon Meaning


What does Shannon mean?

The name Shannon is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Shannon is "wise one, river name".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "old river".

Shannon is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Sha-nnon.

The Given Name Shannon

Shannon appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

A wonderfully distinctive name.

Although unique, your little fearless Shannon, is sure to make it a memorable one.

Shannon falls into the water name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Shannon Elizabeth, and Shannon Sharpe.

Shannon Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 1,258 in baby name popularity for girls with 193 occurrences. It ranked 1,891 in baby name popularity for boys with 78 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,058 in baby name popularity for girls with 249 occurrences. It ranked 1,819 in baby name popularity for boys with 82 occurrences.

View the Shannon Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Shannon has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Shannon to other names.

Shannon Related Names

Variants of the name Shannon include Shannan, Shannen, Shanon.

The name Shannyn is a form of Shannon.

Famous Shannons

  • Shannon Elizabeth ~ Actress
  • Shannon Sharpe ~ Football Player

Shannon Numerology

What will your new littleShannon be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Shannon Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Shannon in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Shannon.

Just for fun, see the name Shannon in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Shannon in Nautical Flags page.