"old and wise"

Shannon Origin and Meaning

The name Shannon is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "old and wise".

Irish place-name -- it's a river, a town, and an airport -- once popular but now supplanted by such newer immigrants as Saoirse and Seanan.

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Shannon Rank in US Top 1000

# 1110 on Nameberry

Shannon Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Shannon Popularity

Famous People Named Shannon

  • Shannon Ashley "Shay" MitchellCanadian Model and Actress
  • Shannon BeadorAmerican reality TV personality ("Real Housewives of Orange County")
  • Shannon Lee MillerAmerican Olympic gymnast
  • Shannon Elizabeth (Fadal)American actress
  • Shannon Matilda Wells LucidAmerican biochemist and a NASA astronaut
  • Shannon Marie Kahololani "Shannyn" SossamonAmerican actress
  • Shannon HaleAmerican novelist and speaker
  • Shannon KleibrinkCanadian Olympic curler
  • Shannon Leigh BoxxAmerican soccer player
  • Shannon Lee TweedCanadian actress, wife of KISS bassist Gene Simmons
  • Shannon (Brenda Greene)American freestyle pop singer
  • Shannon HarrisNew Zealand YouTube star
  • Shannon ParryAustralian rugby player
  • Shannon Nicole BeveridgeAmerican YouTuber
  • Shannon Marie WoodwardAmerican actress
  • Shannon LynnCanadian,Scottish football player
  • Shannon MilliganAmerican Model in NYC, Hooters Girl
  • Shannon IhrkeAmerican Model, USMC Vet, Cowgirl

Shannon in Pop Culture

  • Shannon Christiecharacter in movie "Far and Away"
  • Shannon Mitchellcharacter on TV's "ER"
  • Shannon Fielding Gibbslate wife of Leroy Jethro Gibbs on TV's "NCIS"
  • Shannon Louise "Lolly" Allencharacter on Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
  • Shannon Kellyfrom "Wolfblood"
  • Shannon Rutherfordmain character in the early seasons of the NBC drama "Lost"
  • Shannonmain character and heroine of the 'Partholon series' (PC Cast)
  • Shannon Longhannoncharacter in the Netflix series "Trollhunters"