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Boy Name: Shawn

Name: Shawn
Pronunciation: \sha-wn\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: God is gracious
Origin: Irish
Related Names: DeShawn, Marshawn, Rashaun, Shawnee
Sounds Like: Shaan, Shan, Shann, Shayn
Variant forms: Shaun, Shaughn, Shaundre, Shawnel, Shawnell, Shawnn, Shonn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 92
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 21891


Shawn \sha-wn\ as a boy's name is pronounced shawn. It is of Irish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shawn is "God is gracious". Variant of John, from Sean. Like others of the John, Jean, Sean group, Shawn is used in hyphenated names like Shawn-Lee, Shawn-Luke, Shawn-Michael. Shaundre is a contemporary blend of Shaun and Andre. See also Shane. Basketball player Shawn Kemp.

Shawn has 7 variant forms: Shaun, Shaughn, Shaundre, Shawnel, Shawnell, Shawnn and Shonn.

For more information, see also related names DeShawn, Marshawn, Rashaun and Shawnee.

Baby names that sound like Shawn are Shaan, Shan, Shann and Shayn.

View a list of the 11 names that reference Shawn.


Shawn is a very popular first name for men (#92 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#21891 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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