What does Shaun mean?
Shaun /shaun/ 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 21 more alternative forms via John, Sean, Shawn: Ean▼, Eian, Euan, Evan▲, Ewan, Gian, Iain, Ian▲, Ivan, Ivann, Iwan, Jan▼, Jean▼, Jehan, Jian, Johan▲, Johann, Juan, Seann, Shaundre and Shawnel.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. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name statistics 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 Baby Names, 2014)
Prominent variation forms of Shaun (#742 in recent rankings) are Ean (#997 in recent rankings), Euan, Evan (#58), Ewan, Iain, Ian (#77), Ivan (#132), Jan, Jean, Johan (#579), Johann, John (#26), Juan (#98), Sean (#193), Shane (#277) and Shawn (#323). Usage of these forms of Shaun reached its most widespread 8 (usage of 0.54%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.44%, down 17.8%), but with forms such as Shaun becoming less trendy. John is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Evan seems to be gaining popularity too.
Thinking of names?
Shaun▼ is alike in pronunciation to Chan, Chane, Chann, Channe, Chayan, Chayne, Shaan, Shaine, Shan, Shann, Shayan, Shayn, Shayne▼ and Sion. Other suggested similar baby names are Saul▲, Shad, Shadd, Shade, Shadi, Shae, Shai, Shaka, Shamus, Shanan, Shanen, Shani, Shanon, Shaq, Shaque, Shaul, Shavon, Shaw, Shay, Shaye, Shays, Shivaun, Shug, Sohan, Stan▼, Swain and Swayn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shaun.