Shannon Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Shannon:
Anglicized form of the Irish Seanán, which is a diminutive of sean (old, wise). Alternatively, Shannon can be a borrowing of the name of the longest river in Ireland. It is believed to be derived from the Gaelic sean (old) and abhann (river).
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Meaning: Littel Wise One
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The river Shannon, one of Ireland's main rivers, is the original source of the name.
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