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Gannon is an Irish surname that means “fair-skinned, fair-haired”. Gannon is used as a given name in the US but is not common elsewhere. Gannon has been sporadically popular but hasn’t had the staying power of other names. While not well-known in the United States, it's still a very unique name that some parents are still choosing. Read on to learn more.

Meaning and Origin of the name Gannon:

Gannon is an Irish boy’s name that means “fair-skinned” or fair-haired.” Gannon comes from the Gaelic surname Mag Fhionnáin. Gannon is not typically used as a given name outside of the U.S.

Symbolism of the name Gannon:

Gannon means “fair-haired, fair-skinned,” which describes a large percentage of those of Irish descent. Up to 30% of Irish people have blonde hair and an additional 10% have red hair. This is a much higher concentration than the rest of the world.

Nicknames for the name Gannon:

  • Gan
  • Gany
  • Gann
  • Ganno
  • G
  • Annon
  • Nona 
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Style of the name Gannon:


Gender of the name Gannon:

Gannon is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Gannon:


Number of syllables in the name Gannon:


Emotion evoked from the name Gannon:

Gannon evokes feelings of strength and intelligence.

Alternative spellings for the name Gannon:

Ganon, Gannen

Popularity of the name Gannon:

According to the Social Security Administration, Gannon is a baby boy’s name that has been sporadically popular. Gannon was on the top 1000 list between 2002 and 2006, and then between 2013 and 2018. Gannon peaked at #414 in 2014.

Great middle names for the name Gannon and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Gannon:

  • Gannon Sinclair (American NFL player)
  • Gannon Conway (American NFL player)
  • Gannon Salinger (son of actor Matt Salinger)
  • Gannon McKee (son of reality TV personalities Josh and Mackenzie McKee)
  • Ganon (video games, The Legend of Zelda series)
  • Arcade Gannon (video games, Fallout New Vegas)
  • Bill Gannon (television, The Simpsons)
  • Gannon Roark (video game, Doom series)
  • Rich Gannon (comics, Spiderman series)
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