Given Name SHANNON

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: SHAN-ən   [details]

Meaning & History

From the name of the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland, called Abha na tSionainn in Irish. It is associated with the goddess Sionann and is sometimes said to be named for her. However it is more likely the goddess was named after the river, which may be related to Old Irish sen "old, ancient". As a given name, it first became common in America after the 1940s.

Categories

goddesses, male to female, rivers, top 10 in Canada
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Sionann (Irish Mythology)
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