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Origin & Meaning

The name Shawn is of Irish and English origin.

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


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 323 in baby name popularity for boys with 1050 occurrences.  It ranked 8823 in popular baby names for girls with 13 occurrences. 

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


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Related Names

Shawn is a variant spelling of Sean.

Variants of the name Shawn include Shaun.

The names Deshawn, Keshawn, Lashawn, Shawna, Tyshawn are all forms of Shawn.

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Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Shawn 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.