It’s yet another masculine moniker that’s been favored for girls in recent years.
Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Shannon as Name of the Day.
You’ll find Shannon on the map in at least half a dozen US states, but the original is Ireland’s River Shannon, an important waterway since the earliest days – Ptolemy mapped the river in the second century.
The river’s name could be derived from:
- An ancient Celtic river goddess called Sionna or Sinann;
- The word for ancient – se
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