Shannen is a ♀ female name.
Shannen is a feminine variant of the unisex name Shannon, which is an Anglicized form of the Irish name Sionainn. The given name derived from the name of the longest river of Ireland (Abha an tSionainn).
Shannen means “old river” and “wise river” (from Old Irish “sen” = old/ancient + “abann” = river), but as well “possessor or wisdom”. Because the suffix “-ain” indicates a diminutive in Irish, the name is often mistranslated as “little wise one”.
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