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Meaning and name origin

Shaun \shaun\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Shaun), has the meaning "God is gracious" and 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): like others of the John, Jean, Sean group, Shawn is used in hyphenated names like Shawn-Lee, Shawn-Luke, Shawn-Michael.

Shaun has 4 variant forms: Shane, Shaughn, Shawnn, Shonn.

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.


Shaun is a very popular first name for males (#327 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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