Shannon - A very unique male name
Shannon, meaning old and wise, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1489. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Shannon and more.
With that position 1 in 36,468 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Shannon peaked in popularity 47 years ago in 1972 on position 93.
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Shannon is currently topping the charts in...Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Shannon is currently topping the baby name charts in Alabama at position #683 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,828.
Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Shannon is where you live.
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Shannon origin and meaningShannon is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means old and wise. To see famous people named Shannon, pop culture references for the name Shannon and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.
Similar to Shannon
We've found the following names that sound similar to Shannon, sorted by popularity.Sean / Shawn / Shane / Sam / Shaun / Simon / Sammy / Sammie / Sonny / Shayne /
Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better
understanding of how popular or unique this name is.
With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.
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Even more about Shannon
These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.