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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.

Meaning of the name Gannon:

Irish: fair-skinned, fair-haired

Origin of the name Gannon:

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

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.

baby name gannon

Style of the name Gannon:

modern

Gender of the name Gannon:

Gannon is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Gannon:

GAN-ən

Number of syllables in the name Gannon:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Gannon:

Gannon evokes feelings of strength and intelligence.

Alternative spellings for the name Gannon:

Ganon, Gannen

Nicknames for the name Gannon:

  • Gan
  • Gany

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.

Related names for the name Gannon:

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)

Gannons in popular culture:

  • 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, Spider-man series)