Gender / Sex: boy (Shannon's also a girl name)
Meaning: old, ancient
Related Names: Tannon
Sounds Like: Channon, Chanan
Variant forms: Shanan, Shanen, Shannan, Shannen, Shanon
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 317
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 679
Shannon \sh(an)-non\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Shannon), is pronounced SHAN-en. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shannon is "old, ancient". The name of a prominent river, county, and airport in Ireland, used as a given name in this century. Football player Shannon Sharpe.
Shannon has 5 variant forms: Shanan, Shanen, Shannan, Shannen and Shanon.
For more information, see also the related name Tannon.
Baby names that sound like Shannon are Channon and Chanan.
View a list of the 2 names that reference Shannon.
Shannon is a very popular first name for men (#317 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#679 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)