Shannon is a gender-neutral name and is of American origin. It can be used for both girls and boys. It means wise river. As a unisex name, this name is popular with both boys and girls. Pronounced as shan-un, the name is currently in the top 100 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 1000 of U.S birth chart of the year 2013. Variations of Shannon include Shannan, Shannen.
Shannon can be used for both boys and girls.