Shannon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Shannon
Origin of the name Shannon:
Anglicized form of the Irish Seanán, which is a diminutive of sean (old, wise). Alternatively, Shannon can be a borrowing of the name of the longest river in Ireland. It is believed to be derived from the Gaelic sean (old) and abhann (river).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Shannon: | Edit
When I was little, people always said "Shannon? That's a boy's name!" (See the explanation of this name for boys) This was humiliating and I hated my name for years, until high school, when it was suddenly cool and also was used as a girl's name. The takeaway for this is to never name your children an unusual name. Mom "wanted her children to have unusual names", probably because hers was very very common- several girls in her class had her name.
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I go to school with a girl named Shannon and she's super nice. She's really pretty and talks to anyone about anything.
This is my middle name, and I love it. I really enjoy having a not-so-common middle name rather than something like Marie or Ann. I have Irish heritage, and my parents chose it because of the Shannon River.
my names Shannon-Kelly (but i go by Shannon) im 14 and i have never gotten "thats a boys name!" other than from my brothers who like to pick on me. i have always loved my name cuz there are so many nick names for it! Shan shan, Shanelly, Sharona, Shannenbananen, ect. im always the only Shannon in the class so we dont have to go by "shannon M." or something like that
- Nicknames for Shannon: | Edit
- Meanings and history of the name Shannon: | Edit
Little Wise One
- Famous real-life people named Shannon: | Edit
Shannon Miller - American gymnast
Shannon Elizabeth - American actress
Shannon Lucid - American biochemist and a NASA astronaut
Shannen Doherty- American Actress
Shannon - 80s Pop Star
Shannyn Sossamon - American actress
- Shannon in song, story & screen: | Edit
The river Shannon, one of Ireland's main rivers, is the original source of the name.
"Shannon", song by Henry Gross
"Shannon", song by Volebeats
"Shannon", song by The Bart Chucker Band
"Shannon" song by Henry and the Seahawks
"Shannon", song by Dazy Head Mazy
Shannon Beiste, a character from FOX's "Glee"
Shannon from Lost