Shannon Name Meaning & Origin
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The name Shannon is originally a boy's name. This name originates from Ireland, and it has always been a boy's name, in Irish. The use of it in Northern American as a girl's name is actually not the original intent of the name. Boys named "Shannon" are constantly teased in school for having a "girl's name", but the reality is that, it's the girls who ought to be teased for having a boy's name! Because this name is European and in Europe, it is a boy's name.
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Shan, Shazza, Shanna, Shanny
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Irish surname , a variant of Shanahan, anglicised from Ó Seanaigh "descendent of Seanach". The given name Seanach means "wise".
From the Shannon River, the longest river in Ireland. It is composed of the Gaelic elements sean "old, wise" and abhann "river".
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Shannon Leto, American musician; brother of Jared Leto
Shannon Sharpe, American NFL football player
Shannon Hoon, American singer-songwriter and musician
Shannon Brown, American pro basketball player
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"Shannon is going away. She's drifting out to sea..." That one was about a dog, I think.