Sian Name Meaning & Origin
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- Comments and insights on the name Sian
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
- Personal experiences with the name Sian
The Sian I know pronounces it Sy-anne and I think it is beautiful
- 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
- Sian in song, story & screen