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346k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Shannon

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Boys
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5k Shannan (Irish)
2k Shannen (American)

How popular is the baby name Shannon in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1881 5 0 5
1885 6 0 6
1890 5 0 5
1904 7 0 7
1905 5 0 5
1906 5 0 5
1907 6 0 6
1908 7 0 7
1912 14 5 9
1913 16 0 16
1914 16 0 16
1915 30 0 30
1916 31 0 31
1917 24 0 24
1918 30 5 25
1919 39 5 34
1920 19 0 19
1921 34 6 28
1922 44 15 29
1923 50 11 39
1924 29 10 19
1925 38 13 25
1926 37 11 26
1927 37 9 28
1928 43 17 26
1929 35 20 15
1930 26 15 11
1931 52 28 24
1932 47 23 24
1933 63 29 34
1934 70 38 32
1935 61 32 29
1936 67 32 35
1937 86 55 31
1938 97 55 42
1939 101 66 35
1940 106 71 35
1941 125 83 42
1942 174 125 49
1943 193 143 50
1944 169 121 48
1945 171 119 52
1946 237 152 85
1947 332 257 75
1948 297 219 78
1949 350 268 82
1950 474 382 92
1951 484 375 109
1952 526 420 106
1953 583 493 90
1954 680 557 123
1955 798 641 157
1956 857 692 165
1957 869 708 161
1958 966 824 142
1959 1,305 1,007 298
1960 1,301 1,014 287
1961 1,569 1,235 334
1962 1,895 1,393 502
1963 2,678 2,052 626
1964 3,062 2,302 760
1965 3,507 2,570 937
1966 4,148 2,992 1,156
1967 4,616 3,446 1,170
1968 8,109 6,403 1,706 #53 girl name
1969 12,822 10,449 2,373 #31 girl name
1970 16,121 13,548 2,573 #22 girl name
1971 15,659 12,652 3,007 #21 girl name
1972 13,978 10,964 3,014 #94 boy name
#22 girl name
1973 12,440 9,804 2,636 #100 boy name
#22 girl name
1974 13,114 10,608 2,506 #18 girl name
1975 11,904 9,371 2,533 #21 girl name
1976 15,984 13,372 2,612 #98 boy name
#17 girl name
1977 14,804 12,519 2,285 #19 girl name
1978 12,450 10,601 1,849 #22 girl name
1979 12,006 10,366 1,640 #25 girl name
1980 10,998 9,668 1,330 #29 girl name
1981 10,431 9,227 1,204 #32 girl name
1982 9,709 8,621 1,088 #38 girl name
1983 9,307 8,425 882 #38 girl name
1984 9,238 8,476 762 #37 girl name
1985 8,401 7,712 689 #41 girl name
1986 7,973 7,403 570 #44 girl name
1987 7,483 6,965 518 #45 girl name
1988 6,765 6,255 510 #56 girl name
1989 6,226 5,660 566 #61 girl name
1990 5,705 5,185 520 #68 girl name
1991 5,359 4,845 514 #71 girl name
1992 5,756 5,290 466 #65 girl name
1993 6,447 6,070 377 #53 girl name
1994 5,910 5,507 403 #60 girl name
1995 5,109 4,734 375 #73 girl name
1996 4,654 4,338 316 #80 girl name
1997 4,210 3,914 296 #85 girl name
1998 3,548 3,277 271
1999 3,056 2,748 308
2000 2,420 2,179 241
2001 2,115 1,906 209
2002 1,991 1,757 234
2003 1,653 1,447 206
2004 1,456 1,255 201
2005 1,246 1,052 194
2006 1,109 919 190
2007 902 741 161
2008 806 657 149
2009 686 542 144
2010 511 416 95
2011 495 394 101
2012 420 326 94
2013 373 277 96
2014 340 256 84
2015 329 248 81

Want to know about the popularity of the Shannon baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 346,282 babies born with the name Shannon in the United States. That's more than enough Shannons to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Shannon" was in 1970 with a total of 13,548 babies. (That's a lot of baby Shannons)

According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shannon" ranks #11 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 267 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1977. Across the entire United States a total of 14,804 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Shannon popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Shannon" mean? The list below shows the origins of Shannon as well as things modernly associated with the name Shannon such as celebrities named Shannon.

Origin and Meaning of Shannon

The name "Shannon" is of Irish origin, and it means "Old". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Shannon was born in 1973 as Shannon Elizabeth Fadal in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Shannon Lee

Shannon Lee is a business person and actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Shannon was born in 1969 as Shannon Emery Lee in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Shannon Sharpe

Shannon Sharpe is a NFL player. Shannon was born in 1968 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Shane West

Shane West is an actor, musician, songwriter, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Shane was born in 1978 as Shannon Bruce Snaith in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.

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Shannyn Sossamon

Shannyn Sossamon is an actress, dancer, model, and musician with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1997 to present. Shannyn was born in 1979 as Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

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Shannon Tweed

Shannon Tweed is an actress. Shannon was born in 1957 as Shannon Lee Tweed in St. John's,Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Shannon

Shannon Beador
Shannon Boxx
Shannon Bream
Shannon Csapilla
Shannon Mccoole
Shannon Briggs
Shannon Brown
Shannon Ireland
Shannon Woodward

Alternative Meanings

S is for scholar, the brilliant in you.

H is for hug, give one today!

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nonnahs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nhnnoas". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Shannon born Jan 6, 1995

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1450. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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