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The name Shannon is a baby boy name. The name Shannon comes from the Irish origin. In Irish The meaning of the name Shannon is: Little old wise one. Surname and river name.

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Boy or Girl ?: boy
Origin of name: Irish
Meaning: Little old wise one. Surname and river name.
Expression number: 4
SoulUrge Number: 7
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Number of ratings: 197

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My Ex's
written by Raven, October 10, 2008
Name is Shannon Christopher. At first I didn't like the name Shannon for a guy but now if I hear of a girl named Shannon I think it is wrong.
written by Shannon, October 14, 2008
I didn't like my name at first, but now, I love it! All my friends call me Shanny, Shan, Shanna, or Shanny Girl. My full name is Shannon Lane and I've only met one other, and she was blond and had blue eyes. I would definitely think this is a great name, and would recommend it to anyone with a baby girl or boy on the way!
I Love My Name
written by Shannon, June 05, 2009
Shannon really is just a fantastic name and what's funny is that it describes me to a tee. I had to look it up for a school project ages ago and ever since then I have just really loved it. Your whole name really can get very long quite fast though, althought I wouldn't change it for anything. I agree with other comments that it can sometimes be difficult to fit on documents. :) P.S. Maybe that's because my whole name is Shannon Elizabeth Finnegan (Go Irish!).
Shannon Mary
written by Shannon, July 20, 2009
my name is Shannon Mary and one of my good friends name is Shannon Catherine... I think there both really pretty... people call me Shanny and her Shann.
my name
written by Shannon, August 03, 2009
omg shannon mary my friends call me shanny and shan-Shan and it is a girl name to
written by shannon, October 24, 2009
My name is Shannon Desiree, and I like my name a lot:) !!
written by shannon julian, January 13, 2010
My name is Shannon Lee I love its meaning, I am only 5 feet tall and its fits my personality well. I am a girl, it was wierd growing up with such a long name.My nicknames were Shane, shan, Shez, Shanny, Shananigans, and Finally one stuck: Shae. I like it.In the age of texting its just easier. Its wierd when I meet a boy named Shannon. I think its for girls.
Try Shanan Kae
written by IrelandRose, March 11, 2010
Mine is Shanan Kae and when filling out any kind of paperwork I always do it in caps because I get Sharon ALL the time. I'm usually called Shan or Sha *long a*
can't stand Shani cuz got called Shani-fanny or Shanan cannon it goes on. But my mother decided to be creative and spell it this way. I have yet to see anyone spelled this way.
Shannon Sunshine
written by Shannon, April 10, 2010
Go figure, Shannon Sunshine and I'm hispanic! Kinda weird huh?? I never really liked my name until I reached my 20's..Yes, my mom was a hippie and my middle name Sunshine was her choice at that time. It's sort of a tongue twister..Shannon Sunshine sells sea shells at the sea shore, whew that was tough! :) Now I love my name, small wise one with some "Sunshine" happiness blended in!
Shannon Michael
written by Rose, April 30, 2010
I have always said Shannon was the boy name and Shannan is the girl version. My son is Shannon Michael and everyone tries to say he has a girl name...oh well, here it is in print. BOY LOL
Best Friend
written by Kimberly Dawn, June 06, 2010
My best friend's name is Shannon and I absolutely love her. She is so sweet and is great when it comes to advice during rough parts of time (I'm guessing that's where the wise owl comes in? :p) That Shannon is a girl, and so I'm used to it being a girl name... I have met one Shannon in my life that's a guy. He was nice and sweet. But I still picture the name as a girl name...
My husband is almost Shannon too!
written by Shannon Drake, October 01, 2010
My name is Shannon Michelle, my husband's name is Shaunnon Quinn. Yes really, Confusion reigns supreme in our house. My Husband's mom wanted to name him Shaun and she added the -non because she wanted to continue the "theme" from their older son Kennon.
My husband's middle name is the masculine form of his mom's nick name. (Mom's name is Quinith, her nickname is Quin, Quinith is pronounced like Gweneth but the G is soft and kind of like the Q, just not a hard Q.) My husband's middle name is pronounced EXACTLY like it appears Q-WIN.
My name would have been the same if I were a boy or a girl Shannon Michelle or Shannon Michael.
and just for the record, I hate when people call me Sharon.

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