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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.
There is 1 feminine form of Shawn: Seana.
Shawn is also pronounced similarly to Chan, Chann, Shaan, Shaine, Shan, Shann, Shayan, Shayn and Shayne. Other suggested similar baby names are Seann, Shani, Shaw, Shawney, Shawnie, Sohan, Swain and Swayn.
Shawn is a very popular first name for males (#92 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#21891 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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