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Shawn meaning and name origin
Shawn \sha-wn\ as a boy's name is pronounced shawn. It is of Irish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shawn is "God is gracious". Variant of John, from Sean. Like others of the John, Jean, Sean group, Shawn is used in hyphenated names like Shawn-Lee, Shawn-Luke, Shawn-Michael. Shaundre is a contemporary blend of Shaun and Andre. See also Shane. Basketball player Shawn Kemp.
Shawn has 7 variant forms: Shaun, Shaughn, Shaundre, Shawnel, Shawnell, Shawnn and Shonn.
For more information, see also related names DeShawn, Marshawn, Rashaun and Shawnee.
Baby names that sound like Shawn are Shaan, Shan, Shann and Shayn.
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Popularity of Shawn
Shawn is a very popular first name for men (#92 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#21891 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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