Meaning and Origin of: Shannon

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Wise one; river name

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Old

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : reduced form of Shanahan.
  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seanáin ‘descendant ofSeanán’, a personal name based on a pet form ofseán ‘old’.
  • Irish : in County Clare, a reduced Anglicized form of Mac Giolla tSeanáin ‘son of the servant of St.Seanán’. In the Irish midlands Leonard andNugent have been adopted as equivalents of this name.

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