Shawn: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Shawn

Shawn

Pronunciation: SHAWN (key)

Origin of the name Shawn:

Feminine form of the Irish Shaun, a variant of Sean which is an Irish cognate of John (God is grac-ious).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Shaun, Shawna, Sian

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One of my middle names is Shawn and people are constantly saying "isn't that a boy's name??'
Well my cousin told my parents he wanted them to name me Shawn (he was hoping I'd be a boy) but my parents learned I'd be a girl so they gave me Shawn as a middle name instead. I love it. It's unique. I haven't met any other girls named Shawn though I have heard of one (that gymnast). My whole name is unique without going too far over the line.

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Irish origin. Means "God is gracious."

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Famous real-life people named Shawn: | Edit

• Shawn Colvin (American folk singer-songwriter)
• Shawn Johnson (American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist)
• Shawn Weatherly (Miss Universe 1980)

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