Sian 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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I'm called Sian and must admit it's a frustrating name as people mis-pronnounce it all the time.
It's from the Welsh version of 'Jane' (Wales, UK Birthplace to Anothony Hopkins and Catherin Zeta Jones).
Sian (and Jane) mean 'God is gracious'.
'Si' is Welsh is pronnounced 'Sh', so 'Sian' is pronnounced 'Sharn' (with the 'r' very subtly said, not an American Arrrr or aaaaah) Hopefully that makes sense!
I'm not sure why this is down as a male name, Having lived in Wales all my life I've never heard a male called this. So just thought I'd add this for advice to those parents to be reading this!
The male spelling is Sion....with the ^ over the "o" ...... Sian is the female spelling with the ^ over the "a".
Both are of Welsh origin and pronounced the same.
From Sian Slater. 05/12.
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The only Sian I've met in person is a woman. I also think it's incorrect to be under boy's names, although I suppose people consider it a variant of "Sean" or "Shaun".
I have met a young boy named Sian in New Zealand
- Nicknames for Sian
Sianee, Sionee, Siancee aka Chauncey, Sha na na. Si-Ann or Cyan. Both a play on the mispronunciation of Sion....but usually Sian mispronounced to sound this way. Slam, Slammee, Slammer, Stammer, Slammor or Sianlor (Papa Wheelie/Steve Wiig aka Swiiglor reference) Magoofus, Fiona,
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