[ 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.
Shaun is rare as a baby name for boys. 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 fallen out of favor, and is now of infrequent use. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Shaun, John was the most popular in 2018. 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.
† 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.