Shawn Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Sean:
Derived from Seán, an Irish cognate of John (God is gracious). See JOHN.
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- Comments and insights on the name Shawn: | Edit
Of all the translations of John, I love Shawn the most by far. It has a nice modern ring to it but is not too common. I also very much prefer this spelling as well. It is starting to become very popular amongst young men.
- Personal experiences with the name Shawn: | Edit
My husband's named Shawn Michael and I love his name. When I think of a Shawn I think of someone modern, fun, smart, and charming (everything my husband is of coarse:-).
My husband's name is Shawn Patrick which is a very popular combo, as is Shawn Michael. He always says this is the real spelling of Shawn, not Sean.
My little brother's name is Shawn Christian. I always thought it was a great combo.
- Nicknames for Shawn: | Edit
Shawnathon, Shawnie, Shawno, Shawnzie
- Meanings and history of the name Shawn: | Edit
Irish origin. Means "God is gracious."
- Famous real-life people named Shawn: | Edit
Shawn Mendes, a young canadian singer
- Shawn in song, story & screen: | Edit
Shawn Spencer (TV-Psych)
Shawn Hunter, a main character on television series "Boy Meets World" and recurring character on "Girl Meets World".