From the Emerald Isle to the top of the baby name charts, Gannon has come a long way. The masculine name stems from Irish roots, and sticks with the trend of surnames-turned-first names imported into the US. The name is a derived anglicized version of the surname Mac Fhionnáin, which also inspired the name Fionn. This other variation remains ever-popular throughout Ireland, while brother Gannon has bypassed him considerably stateside. While the Irish may historically be known for their pale complexions, this little boy can be fair in much more meaningful ways.
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