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Origin & Meaning

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".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1018  in baby name popularity for girls with 255 occurrences.  It ranked 1775 in popular baby names for boys with 84 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.


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Related Names

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

The name Shannyn is a form of Shannon.

Other Tidbits

Shannon falls into the water name category.

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.

Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.