Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Old
Main Origin Language: Irish
(Or View Shannon Boy)

In 2017 the name Shannon...

• was given to 173 baby girls
• was the 1,331st most popular name for baby girls
• was 76% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts
• a unisex name which was given to girls 70% of the time
• was about as popular as Kyrie and Kynslee
Babies Named Shannon Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Shannon...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1976
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2017
• is 52% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 93% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Shanon, Shannan, Janel, Shawn, Rodrick, Chadwick
• has the most opposite popularity history to Selma, Vivian, Clare, Junior, Jack, Wilmer
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Shannon Per State
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Geographically the name Shannon...

• 178% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Lindsay, Alisha, Calista, Kenny, Zahir, Aayan
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Brooklyn, Hazel, Paisley, Hudson, Eli, Silas
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Shannon by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Shannon are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Shannon will be the only kid named Shannon in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Shannon compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Shannon rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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