Sian: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Sian
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My name is Sian, and I have to say, I love it. I can't imagine how tedious it would be to be another Emma, Amy, or Rachel. Although, I have to admit, the constant struggle to be called shan and not see-an, sy-an, shaun, seen, and even some ridiculous ones like michelle, sharon or shannon, does get on my nerves sometimes. But on the other hand, it can also be a handy conversation starter. Having a rare name such as this one is great, and thus far, it hasn't hit pop culture and gotten negitive connotations from celebrities...Its lovely to stand out on a list and I would never wish to change it
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Siany, Sianee, Si Ann, Sha na na. Chauncey, Slam, Slammy, Slammor,. Sianlor
Stan, Fiona, Cyan, See-on, Shoney baloney, Shawnee, Shoniee, Shoncee, MaShon, Shonathan
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Contrary to some websites and sources, Sian is pronounced 'sharn'- occasionally in a strong Welsh accent it may sound like Shan but this is not the usual pronounciation. It is a Welsh name and in the Welsh language 'Si' is pronounced 'Sh'. It should be spelt with a circumflex over the a which gives the longer vowel sound. 'Shawn' is an incorrect Americanised pronounciation and in Wales is the correct pronounciation for the boy's name Sion. Si-anne, Shan, Shon, and Cyan are incorrect pronounciations.
Sian is the Welsh form of Jane, a derrivative of Joanna. Joanna comes from Hebrew meaning 'God is gracious' and both Jane and Sian retain this meaning.
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Siân Phillips, Welsh actress who played Liseries "I, Cs". Sian Phillips appeared in a James Bond movie.
Sian Slater, mother of Cameron Slater who is a skateboarder in the United States.
Cameron Slater's skateboarding footage can be viewed on Youtube, Lazy Sundays in Arizona.
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