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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Gannon mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Gannon

"Gannon" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Son of the fair-haired one". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Gannon

Gannon Sinclair is a football player for the Chicago Bears. Gannon was born on February 5th, 1993 in Edina, Minnesota.

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Gannon Conway is a football player. Gannon was born on June 4th, 1989 in Higley, Arizona.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gannon

Rich Gannon is a football player. His career lasted from 1987 to 2004. Rich was born on December 20th, 1965 in Philadelphia.

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Jeff Gannon is a writer, journalist, and author. Jeff was given the name James Dale Guckert on May 22nd, 1957.

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Craig Gannon is an alternative rock and indie pop musician. Craig was born on July 30th, 1966.

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Jim Gannon is a soccer player for the Stockport County F.C., Dundalk F.C., Sheffield United F.C., Halifax Town A.F.C., Notts County F.C., Crewe Alexandra F.C., and Shelbourne F.C. Jim was born on September 7th, 1968 in Southwark, London, England.

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Charles E. Gannon is a game design and game designer.

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Sharon Gannon is a new-age music, experimental music, electronic music, hip hop music, and world music philosopher, yoga teacher, animal rights advocate, singer, songwriter, author, painter, choreographer, dancer, and animal rights. Her ongoing career started in 1970. Sharon was born on July 4th, 1951.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1966 5 0 5
1967 5 0 5
1968 7 0 7
1969 8 0 8
1970 26 0 26
1971 43 0 43
1972 29 0 29
1973 17 0 17
1974 10 0 10
1975 9 0 9
1976 10 0 10
1977 8 0 8
1978 14 0 14
1979 13 0 13
1980 12 0 12
1981 8 0 8
1982 16 0 16
1983 22 0 22
1984 17 0 17
1985 14 0 14
1986 20 0 20
1987 11 0 11
1988 18 0 18
1989 19 0 19
1990 43 0 43
1991 36 0 36
1992 37 0 37
1993 40 0 40
1994 58 0 58
1995 58 0 58
1996 72 0 72
1997 72 0 72
1998 118 0 118
1999 107 0 107
2000 128 0 128
2001 129 0 129
2002 167 0 167
2003 283 0 283
2004 203 0 203
2005 192 0 192
2006 217 0 217
2007 187 0 187
2008 184 0 184
2009 156 0 156
2010 125 0 125
2011 114 0 114
2012 174 0 174
2013 254 0 254
2014 749 0 749
2015 531 0 531
2016 345 0 345
2017 301 0 301

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Popularity of Gannon as a first name

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Popularity of Gannon as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gannon U.S.
  White 94.58% 64.26%
  African American 0.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.86% 16.26%

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People with the last name Gannon are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gannon

  • What name lists does Gannon rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Gannon? Gannon is the 3,591st most popular name of all time. As a last name Gannon was the 2,418th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gannon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,441 babies born with the first name Gannon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gannon to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gannon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gannon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gannon is Sunday, March 20th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Gannon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gannon was in 2014 with a total of 749 babies.
  • Random Gannon Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gannon is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 14 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Gannon: Your name in reverse order is Nonnag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Noanng. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gannon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,981 people with the last name Gannon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gannon? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Gannon as their last name.

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