What does Shawn mean?
Shawn /sha-wn/ as a boys' name is pronounced shawn. It is of Irish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shawn is "God is gracious".
Shawn▲ has 43 more different relations via Jean, John, Sean, Shane: 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▼, Sean▲, Seann, Shaine, Shane▲, Shayn, Shayne▼, Yanni, Yanno and Zane▲.
Shawn has 1 feminine form: Seana.Kreatif forms: Shano, Shawnney, Stawn. [more]
How popular is Shawn?
Shawn is a very prominent first name for men (#92 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#23128 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Shawn for boys. Shawn was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #34 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is currently at #323. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Deshawn (#873 2 years ago), Ean (#997), 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), Shaun (#742), Shayne and Zane (#224) are the prominent variation forms of Shawn (#323 2 years ago). Adoption of these forms of Shawn was well-received in the year 1997 (average #504) and is almost as conventional today (#608, ▼21.1%), but with versions like Deshawn, Ean, Jon, Jovan and Shaun becoming somewhat dated. John is more universally found than the rest, while Evan has become popular as well over time. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Shawn and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shawn▲ is alike in pronunciation to Chan, Chann, Shaan, Shan, Shann and Shayan. Other suggested similar baby names are Shani, Shaw, Shawney, Shawnie, Sohan, Swain and Swayn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shawn.