Shawn - boys name

Shawn name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 74%

Shawn name meaning:

The name Shawn is of Anglo-Irish origin and is derived from the name John, meaning "God is gracious." It is a variant spelling of the more common name Sean. The name has a strong biblical association, as John is a prominent figure in Christianity, known for his role as a prophet and for baptizing Jesus. The name Shawn carries with it the connotation of being favored by God or receiving divine grace.

People named Shawn are often described as friendly, kind, and compassionate individuals. They possess a natural charisma that draws others towards them, and they have a genuine desire to help others. These individuals tend to be strong-willed and determined, often achieving success in their pursuits. They are known for their loyalty and devotion to their loved ones, making them trustworthy and reliable friends. Overall, the name Shawn is associated with positive qualities and is often chosen for its meaningful and uplifting message.

Origin: Hebrew

God is gracious.


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Overall UK ranking: 1250 out of 4789

21 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Shawn

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