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What does Shaughn mean?

Shaughn Pronunciation of Shaughn [shaughn] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Shaughn means "God is gracious". Shaughn is an alternate spelling of John (Hebrew). Shaughn is also a derivative of Sean (Irish, Hebrew). Shaughn is also used as a derivative of Shawn (Irish, Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


Shaughn has 4 variants: Shane, Shaun, Shawnn and Shonn.

Creative forms:
(male) Shauon, Slaghn, ..

(female) Shauena, Shaunia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shaughn Lucio (S.L.), ..

How popular is Shaughn?

Shaughn is an unusual given name for males. Shaughn is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Shaughn (not ranked) are John (#26 via latest list), Sean (#211), Shane (#295), Shaun (#769) and Shawn (#352). Other variants, like Shonn, are seldom used. These relations of Shaughn were popular with parents during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 8.21%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.77%, 90.6%), with versions like Sean becoming less fashionable. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of John, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of John, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shaughn is alike in pronunciation to Shaan, Shan, Shann, Shayan and Shayn. Other recommended names are Davaughn, Devaughn, Javaughn, Lavaughn, Sagan, Shalmon, Shanahan, Shanan, Shandon, Shanen, Shannan, Shannen, Shannon, Shanon, Shashi, Shaul, Shavon, Shaylon, Shug and Vaughn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shaughn.

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