Shannon

Shannon - A very unique male name



  Sep 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

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.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Shannon? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Shannon. The baby boy name Shannon was given to 45 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1691 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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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 45 years ago in 1972 on position 93.



Famous with this name

Shannon Elizabeth
Michael Shannon
Shannon Tweed


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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 meaning

Shannon 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 /

Name statistics


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.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121691
20111697
20101771
20091320
20081255
20071146
2006967
2005915
2004802
2003845
2002750
2001743
2000723
1999599
1998671
1997591
1996570
1995523
1994500
1993523
1992462
1991440
1990424
1989383
1988387
1987375
1986335
1985299
1984271
1983245
1982220
1981205
1980185
1979157
1978142
1977120
197698
1975101
1974101
1973101
197293
1971107
1970128
1969129
1968159
1967198
1966205
1965239
1964277
1963317
1962347
1961448
1960473
1959462
1958690
1957661
1956604
1955632
1954729
1953764
1952744
1951711
1950768
1949959
1948874
1947956
1946866
19451121
19441303
19431481
19421254
19401236
19381071
19361643
19191622
19161755
19151489

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alabama683
Tennessee855
Florida1068
Illinois1326
Texas1799
New York2021
California2828

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.

Is Shannon a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Shannon?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1972
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Shannon
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 36,468
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +45

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