Gender / Sex: boy (Shanan's also a girl name)
Meaning: old, ancient
Sounds Like: Chanan, Shanon, Shannan, Shanen
Similar Names: Shayan, Shaan, Shann
Shanan \sh(a)-nan\ as a boy's name is a variant of Shannon (Gaelic), and the meaning of Shanan is "old, ancient".
The baby name Shanan sounds like Chanan, Shanon, Shannan and Shanen. Other similar baby names are Shayan, Shaan and Shann.
Shanan is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)