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What does Siobhan mean?

Siobhan Pronunciation of Siobhan [siob-han] as a girls' name is pronounced sha-VAHN. It is of Irish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Siobhan is "God is gracious". Variant of Joan, which is a feminine form of John. Phonetic forms of this name are a blend of the Sha- prefix with Yvonne. Actress Siobhan McKenna.

Associated with: irish, gracious, blend.


Siobhan has 20 variants: Chavonne, Chevonne, Chivon, Chyvonne, Sh'vonne, Shavaun, Shavon, Shavonne, Shervan, Shevon, Shevonne, Shirvaun, Shivahn, Shivaun, Shovonne, Shyvonne, Siobahn, Sioban, Siobhian and Syvonne.

Affiliated girl name: Jane.

1 masculine form: Shavon.

Creative forms:
(female) Siobah, Siobra, ..

(male) Siobden, Siobson, ..

Middle name pairings:
Siobhan Sara (S.S.), ..

How popular is Siobhan?

Siobhan is a very popular first name for females (#1906 out of 4276, Top 45%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Siobhan was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #805 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Siobhan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Siobhan outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Siobhan are Jane (#288 via latest list), Joan (#1990), John, Shavon, Shavonne and Yvonne (#1764). Usage of these forms of Siobhan reached its peak 9 decades ago (usage of 3.2%) and has become much reduced since (usage 0.1%, 97.7% less), with versions like John becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Siobhan, Jane, Joan, John, Shavon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shavonne, Yvonne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Siobhan, Jane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Roshan, Shan, Shosha, Shoshana, Sian, Simcha, Siusan, Sloan and Soosan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Siobhan.

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