What does Shaun mean?
Shaun /shaun/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Shaun). Shaun's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Shaun means "God is gracious". Shaun is an alternate spelling of John (Hebrew). Shaun is also a form of Sean (Irish, Hebrew). Shaun is also used as a variant of Shawn (Irish, Hebrew).
Shaun▼ has 41 more alternative forms via John, Sean, Shawn: Ean▼, Eian, Eion, Euan, Evan▲, Ewan, Ewen, Gian, Gianni▲, Hanno, Hans▼, Heanno, Iain, Ian▲, Ivan, Ivann, Iwan, Jack, Jan▼, Janne, Jean▼, Jehan, Jian, Jianni, Joao, Johan▲, Johanan, Johann, Johnn, Johon, Jon▼, Jovan▼, Juan, Juwan▼, Seann, Shaundre, Shawnel, Shawnell, Yanni, Yanno and Zane▲.Kreatif forms: Shaunna, Shaunno. [more]
How popular is Shaun?
Shaun is a very popular first name for males (#327 out of 1220, Top 27%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Shaun for boys. Shaun entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #121 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is currently at #742. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent variation forms of Shaun (#742 in 2014) are Ean (#997 in 2014), Euan, Evan (#58), Ewan, Gianni (#515), Hans, Iain, Ian (#77), Ivan (#132), Jack (#41), Jan, Jean, Johan (#579), Johann, John (#26), Jon (#675), Jovan, Juan (#98), Juwan, Sean (#193), Shane (#277), Shawn (#323) and Zane (#224). Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread in 2004 (usage of 0.5%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4185%, down 16.3%), with forms such as Ean, Jean, Jon, Jovan and Shaun becoming somewhat dated. The trendier names for newborns in this compilation are Evan (#58), Gianni (#515), Ian (#77), Sean (#193) and Zane (#224), and there is a rekindling in baby name usage for Evan. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Shaun and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Shaun▼ is alike in pronunciation to Chan, Chann, Shaan, Shaine, Shan, Shann, Shayan, Shayn and Shayne▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Shani, Shaul, Sohan, Swain and Swayn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shaun.