Shannon - girls name

Shannon name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 73%

Shannon name meaning:

The name Shannon is derived from the Irish word "SeanĂ¡n," meaning "old, wise river." It is predominantly a unisex name, but it gained popularity as a feminine name in the 1960s. The name carries a connection to nature, particularly rivers and water bodies, which symbolize tranquility, adaptability, and the flow of life.

Girls named Shannon are often described as intelligent, creative, and thoughtful individuals. They possess a strong sense of self, finding comfort and solace in their own wisdom. They have a natural ability to adapt to different situations, just like a river flowing through diverse landscapes. Shannon stands out as a name that represents both strength and gentleness, as rivers can be both calm and powerful.

Furthermore, the name Shannon has cultural significance, particularly in Ireland, as it is associated with the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland. This connection adds a sense of history and heritage to the name, making it even more meaningful. Overall, Shannon is a name that embodies wisdom, adaptability, and the beauty of natural surroundings.

Origin: Irish

Wise one.


Unisex names

Related names

Shannon , Channon, Shanon

Other girls names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 1505 out of 5581

20 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1490)

Historical popularity of Shannon

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