Shannen

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2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shannen

User Submitted Origins

     Gaelic
43%
     Irish
29%
     Celtic
14%
     English
14%

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Ireland says the name Shannen means "The name of an Irish goddess, a granddaughter of Lir, who was the personification of the River Shannon." and is of Celtic origin.
  • A user from New York, United States says the name Shannen is of Irish origin and means "Old wise river".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Shannen

Shannen Doherty is an actress, director, producer, and film producer. She was most active from 1981 to present. Shannen was given the name Shannen Maria Doherty on April 12th, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

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Shannen was born on September 19th, 1969.

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Shannen was born on May 31st, 1969.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1961 6 6 0
1964 5 5 0
1966 19 14 5
1967 11 6 5
1968 27 22 5
1969 30 24 6
1970 42 42 0
1971 37 29 8
1972 29 23 6
1973 32 25 7
1974 22 22 0
1975 26 21 5
1976 29 24 5
1977 41 36 5
1978 15 15 0
1979 19 14 5
1980 20 20 0
1981 18 18 0
1982 22 22 0
1983 23 18 5
1984 18 18 0
1985 29 29 0
1986 24 24 0
1987 50 45 5
1988 61 56 5
1989 19 19 0
1990 20 20 0
1991 121 111 10
1992 184 179 5
1993 225 216 9
1994 172 163 9
1995 100 100 0
1996 66 60 6
1997 32 32 0
1998 52 52 0
1999 46 46 0
2000 58 53 5
2001 29 29 0
2002 25 25 0
2003 46 46 0
2004 54 47 7
2005 39 34 5
2006 42 35 7
2007 16 16 0
2008 18 13 5
2009 13 13 0
2010 6 6 0
2011 6 6 0
2012 16 11 5
2016 6 6 0
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International Interest for Shannen

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Shannen as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Shannen

  • How Popular is the name Shannen? Shannen is the 6,643rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shannen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,066 babies born with the first name Shannen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shannen to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shannen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shannen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shannen is Tuesday, February 11th, 1930.
  • What year had the most people named Shannen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shannen was in 1993 with a total of 216 babies.
  • Random Shannen Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shannen is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Shannen: Your name in reverse order is Nennahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hnsnena. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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