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What does the name Shannon mean?

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June 04, 2009 12:48AM

Shannon has the Scottish connotation "wise", whereas the Irish is a bit more specific as "wise one" or "little wise owl". The Gaelic origin sean refers to "old" or "ancient", including Seanan , the "old river". In Hebrew, the name has the meaning "God is gracious". (Alternate spellings Shanon, Shannan, and Shannen)