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The name Shannon is of Irish origin, and is derived from the name of a river in Ireland.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Shannon has been given to baby boys 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 boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Shannon
Use of the Name Shannon for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
49,530 48,441 13,043 2,648 1,082 400 197
The table below indicates the number of times the name Shannon has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Shannon first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl 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 boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Shannon
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18819845  
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1937  93855
19389934296355
1939  86566
1940  85271
1941  79583
194294750673125
194395350634144
194493048677121
194591250685119
194670386643151
194780274517257
194876978565217
194976981495267
195071692408384
1951669108431375
1952676106413418
195375190385490
1954653123370557
1955583159336642
1956592164332691
1957602162340709
1958645142324824
19594632952821,008
19604702862881,013
19614373322521,233
19623515012301,392
19633186251862,052
19642817561702,299
19652439391452,566
19662041,1571202,992
19671991,1661013,444
19681581,708536,396
19691292,3663110,453
19701282,5772213,540
19711063,0002112,642
1972943,0162210,953
19731002,635229,806
19741012,5061810,597
19751012,531219,364
1976982,6131713,355
19771202,2801912,520
19781421,8462210,592
19791581,6362510,356
19801841,326299,656
19812071,205329,215
19822181,087388,616
1983246884388,417
1984274760378,471
1985294691417,712
1986337567447,400
1987372518456,960
1988385512566,245
1989389566615,668
1990429520685,184
1991435514714,846
1992465465655,287
1993526377536,067
1994503403605,505
1995526375734,732
1996577316804,334
1997596297853,909
19986492701043,275
19996023081182,747
20007232401522,175
20018012081711,900
20027412341841,752
20038492032261,440
20048731972561,238
Totals:  49,530 288,145

During the last 125 years, parents have used Shannon as a boy's name about 14% of the time and more frequently (about 85% of the time) as a girl'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 boy names only 66 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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