Name Shannon

Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Shannon

The first name Shannon is ♀ female and ♂ male.

Origin of Shannon

Shannon 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). Shannon was originally a boy’s name but is today more commonly used for girls. The goddess of the river Shannon is called Sinann, she is the granddaughter of the Sea-God Lir in Irish mythology.

Meaning of Shannon

Shannon 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”.

Pronunciation of Shannon

Variants of the name Shannon

Shanon

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Name Statistic: Shannon is ranked #5944 overall ↔ NaN

  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 1276 ↔ NaN
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 2416 ↔ NaN
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 2769 ↔ NaN
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 3137 ↔ NaN
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 3639 ↔ NaN
  • 🇫🇷 France: 3701 ↔ NaN
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 4165 ↔ NaN
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 4262 ↔ NaN
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 4425 ↔ NaN
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 4682 ↔ NaN
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 5943 ↔ NaN
  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 6362 ↔ NaN
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 6423 ↔ NaN
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 7078 ↔ NaN
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 9718 ↔ NaN
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 10773 ↔ NaN
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 10951 ↔ NaN
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 11555 ↔ NaN
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 14292 ↔ NaN


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