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Shannon Girl Name


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Shannon name image The name Shannon is of Irish origin, and is derived from the name of the longest river in Ireland.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Shannon has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Shannon
Use of the Name Shannon for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years50 Years25 Years10 Years5 Years2 Years1 Year
288,145284,190132,75127,5028,5052,6781,238
The table below indicates the number of times the name Shannon has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Shannon first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1881, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Shannon
 Used as a Girl NameUsed as a Boy Name
YearRankCountRankCount
1881  9845
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1885  9256
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193793855  
19389635599342
193986566  
194085271  
194179583  
194267312594750
194363414495350
194467712193048
194568511991250
194664315170386
194751725780274
194856521776978
194949526776981
195040838471692
1951431375669108
1952413418676106
195338549075190
1954370557653123
1955336642583159
1956332691592164
1957340709602162
1958324824645142
19592821,008463295
19602881,013470286
19612521,233437332
19622301,392351501
19631862,052318625
19641702,299281756
19651452,566243939
19661202,9922041,157
19671013,4441991,166
1968536,3961581,708
19693110,4531292,366
19702213,5401282,577
19712112,6421063,000
19722210,953943,016
1973229,8061002,635
19741810,5971012,506
1975219,3641012,531
19761713,355982,613
19771912,5201202,280
19782210,5921421,846
19792510,3561581,636
1980299,6561841,326
1981329,2152071,205
1982388,6162181,087
1983388,417246884
1984378,471274760
1985417,712294691
1986447,400337567
1987456,960372518
1988566,245385512
1989615,668389566
1990685,184429520
1991714,846435514
1992655,287465465
1993536,067526377
1994605,505503403
1995734,732526375
1996804,334577316
1997853,909596297
19981043,275649270
19991182,747602308
20001522,175723240
20011711,900801208
20021841,752741234
20032261,440849203
20042561,238873197
Totals:  288,145 49,530

During the last 125 years, parents have used Shannon as a girl's name about 85% of the time and less frequently (about 14% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Shannon appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 68 times during the last 125 years.


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