First name origins & meanings:
- Irish: Wise one; river name
- Irish: Old
First name variations: Shan, Shanon, Shanen, Shana, Shanan, Shane, Shanen, Shann, Shannan, Shannen, Shanon
Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish: reduced form of Shanahan.
- Irish: reduced Anglicized
form of Gaelic Ó Seanáin ‘descendant of
Seanán’, a personal name based on a pet form of
- Irish: in County Clare, a reduced Anglicized form
of Mac Giolla tSeanáin ‘son of the servant of St.
Seanán’. In the Irish midlands Leonard and
Nugent have been adopted as equivalents of this name.
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This name appears in the following lists:
Lakes and Rivers,
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