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Shaun Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Shaun is of Irish and English origin.

The meaning of Shaun is "G-d is gracious".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 742 in baby name popularity for boys with 319 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Shaun Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Shaun has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Shaun to other names.


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Related Names

Shaun is a variant spelling of Shawn.

The names Deshaun, Deshon, Keshaun are all forms of Shaun.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Shaun in American Sign Language?

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Be creative with the name Shaun.

Just for fun, see the name Shaun in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.