Sian Name Meaning & Origin

Sian

Pronunciation: SHAWN (key)

Related Names:

Shawn, Sean, Sianna

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Nicknames for Sian

Siany, Sianee, Si Ann, Sha na na. Chauncey, Slam, Slammy, Slammor,. Sianlor
Stan, Fiona, Cyan, See-on, Shoney baloney, Shawnee, Shoniee, Shoncee, MaShon, Shonathan

Meanings and history of the name Sian

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.

Famous real-life people named Sian

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.

Siân Brooke, British actress who played Eurus Holmes in Sherlock, as well as Deirdre Young in Good Omens

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