Shannon

Shannon - A very unique female name



  Nov 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Shannon, meaning old and wise, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1922 on position #2081. 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 girl name Shannon was given to 275 baby girls in 2012, ranking #820 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,139 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Shannon peaked in popularity 41 years ago in 1976 on position 17.



Famous with this name

Michael Shannon
Shannon Tweed
Shannon Whirry


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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 West Virginia at position #286 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #1,380.

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.

Susan / Suzanne / Sonya / Sonia / Shawna / Shawn / Shana / Shanna / Shauna / Susanne /

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
2012820
2011728
2010703
2009578
2008487
2007443
2006356
2005300
2004256
2003227
2002182
2001171
2000152
1999118
1998104
199785
199680
199573
199460
199353
199265
199171
199068
198961
198856
198745
198644
198541
198437
198338
198238
198132
198029
197925
197822
197719
197617
197521
197418
197322
197222
197121
197022
196931
196853
1967101
1966119
1965144
1964170
1963185
1962230
1961250
1960285
1959283
1958320
1957340
1956331
1955338
1954367
1953387
1952425
1951442
1950420
1949503
1948593
1947533
1946738
1945730
1944772
1943634
1942697
1941920
1940959
19391330
19381190
19371514
19222081

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia286
New Jersey403
Connecticut444
Massachusetts459
Pennsylvania462
Mississippi545
Virginia550
New York606
Illinois621
Arizona687
Maryland750
Wisconsin751
Utah775
Michigan781
California852
North Carolina946
Tennessee1032
Florida1114
Georgia1131
Texas1231
Ohio1380

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 female 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
1976
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Shannon
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,139
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1922
2012 births +275

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