Shannon Name Meaning & Origin

Shannon

Pronunciation: SHA-nən (key)

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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Nicknames for Shannon

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brunette stephanie brown
Shay
Shanny
Shan
Shanni
Sharona
Shannanigan
Shannanigans
Shanaynay
Shansy
Shantastixx
Shannenbanana
Shan-Shan
Shenandoah
Shan-ster
Shanny-Bananny
Shaw-naw-naw
ShanDog
Shannyshan
Shanoshan
Sh-anime
shaminé
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Meanings and history of the name Shannon

Meaning: Littel Wise One

Origin: Irish

Famous real-life people named Shannon

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 Boxx- US Women's National Soccer Player
Shannon Messenger- Author of "Keeper of the Lost Cities" and "Let the Sky Fall" series
Shannon Milligan, American Model in NYC, Hooters Girl
Shannon Ihrke, American Model, USMC Vet, Cowgirl

Shannon in song, story & screen

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

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