Meaning and name origin
Shaun \shaun\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Shaun), is of Hebrew and Irish origin, and the meaning of Shaun is "God is gracious". Shaun is a variant of John (Hebrew); biblical: the name of the longest-lived of the 12 apostles, who was especially loved by Christ. Also a variant of Sean (Irish, Hebrew): variant of John, from French Jean. Shaun is also used as a variant of Shawn (Irish, Hebrew).
Shaun is a very popular first name for males (#327 out of 1220, Top 27%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shaun for boys. Shaun reached its highest rank of #121 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Shaun and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26), Sean (#193), Shane (#277), Shawn (#323) and Shaun (#742). (2014 statistics).
Shaun▼ is also pronounced similarly to Chan, Chann, Shaan, Shaine, Shan, Shann, Shayan, Shayn and Shayne▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Seann, Shani, Shaul, Sohan, Swain and Swayn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shaun.