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From the name of a river in Ireland. It is not clear why it has become so popular as a given name; compare Clodagh. In part it may also be a transferred use of the Irish surname, Gaelic Ó Seanáin ‘descendant of Seanán’ (a diminutive of Seán). Shannon is not found as a traditional given name in Ireland itself.
131st in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
524,939
to be exact
Kentucky
has the most people named Shannon per capita
1976
marked the height of its popularity
86%
14%
1%
55+
63%
30-54
25%
13-29
10%
0-12

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