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Shaun - Meaning of Shaun

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Meaning of the name ShaunJohnJackEvanIanJuanGiovanniIvanSeanZaneShaneShaughnShaunaTashaunShauneRoshaunYashaunVashaunShaughanShaunnShaunneTeshaunTayshaunShawnSchaun

[ 1 syll. (s)hau(n), sh-a-un ] The baby boy name Shaun is also used, but less commonly, as a girl name. Its pronunciation is -SHaaN †. Shaun is largely used in the English language and it is derived from Hebrew origins. The name is Anglicized from Seán.

In addition, Shaun is an English variant of the name John (English and Hebrew).

Shaun is also an English variant spelling of the name Sean (English and Irish).

Shaun is also an English variant spelling of the name Shawn (English and Irish).

Shaun has 13 variants. Variants include Roshaun, Schaun, Shaughn, Shauna, Shaune, Shaunn, Shaunne, Tashaun, Tayshaun, Teshaun, Vashaun, and Yashaun. The variant spelling Shaughan (also used in Irish) is another English form.

See also the related categories, hebrew and anglicized.

Shaun is a classic favorite. Currently it is still somewhat popular as a baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use before. The name's popularity rose from the 1950s up to the 1970s. At the modest peak of its usage in 1978, 0.358% of baby boys were given the name Shaun. It ranked at #51 then. The baby name has since suffered a marked fall in popularity. In 2017, its usage was only 0.012% and its ranking #902. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Shaun, John was the most frequently used. In 2017, it was used 40 times more than Shaun. Shaun has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys. In 1970, the name Shaun was given to 7 times as many baby boys than girls.

Baby names that sound like Shaun include Shawn, Shohn, Shon, Shonn, Siôn, Sahn, Sam, Samín, Samm, San, Scan, Schamane, Schaun, Seain, Seaine, Sean, Seane, Seán, Seghyn, and Sein.

† Pronunciation for Shaun: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"

A famous person named Shaun is Actor, Sean Bean, born Shaun Mark Bean, 17 April 1959, Handsworth, Sheffield, England.


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