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Shawn

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Meaning and origin
Shawn is a English mixed name. The meaning of the name is `from the shady grove, God is gracious`.


Where is it used?
The name Shawn is mainly used in English.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Shane (In Irish and in English)
Sean (In Irish)
John (In English and in the bible)


In combination with other names:
In English (Modern): Deshawn (M)
In English (Modern): Keshawn (M)
In English (Modern): Lashawn (B)


For the opposite sex use:
In English: Shaun (M)
In English: Shawna (F)
In English: Shawnda (F)


See also
In English (Modern): Shonda
In English: Shawnee


What Shawn`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    It's a blessed name to have
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    can't see myself as anything else
    Extra information:
    Pride comes from who you are!
  2. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    Unique not many of us about with that spelling.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Many people spell it wrong
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    Still Shawn
    Extra information:
    Great name
  3. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    awsome
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing at all
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    it would be Shawn
    Extra information:
    Shawns tend to be funny
  4. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    Erry'thang
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothin'
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    Itz be tyrone yo
    Extra information:
    fcuk tha police
  5. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    Erry'thang
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothin'
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    Itz be tyrone yo
    Extra information:
    fcuk tha police
  6. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    im a girl and im unique....no one has heard of it before..well ona girl that is. :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    went people call me shawna..im nnot f**cking shawna right!!
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    probs be demmi! :D
    Extra information:
    this name rocks!!!!
  7. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    Not many have the name
    The worst thing about the name:
    They mispronunce nd mispell it
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    Sparkoville or Chibuzor
    Extra information:
  8. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    its rare and unique
    The worst thing about the name:
    ..none whatsoever
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    .i'd probably like sumthin like Zeus
    Extra information:
  9. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    It's not real common, i was the only shawn in my grade, atleast spelled that way.
    The worst thing about the name:
    i couldnt find shawn in the bible, maybe oneday...
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    i duno, my name is Shawn Michael ______ and im blessed to have such a wonderful name, thanks dad =)
    Extra information:
    SHAWNS REPRESENT!!!
  10. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    Its very elegant in spelling. easy to say.
    The worst thing about the name:
    people make fun of it. comparing it to the name lepricon
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    I dont think I would want anouther name. It defines my character
    Extra information:
    Im not ashamed of my name and if you are? SHAME ON YOU
  11. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    its a very average name but the people that it represents are extraordinary
    The worst thing about the name:
    when people pronounce it wrong and they sean is shawn or shawn when it really is not
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    it would be chris
    Extra information:
    the greatest name in the world
  12. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    my name is Shawn and I love the name. very gracious, a gift from god himself
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    I would'nt want any other name..
    Extra information:
  13. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    Being a Christian and having the name Shawn is very significant - it translates to something spiritual in the faith - God is gracious. It is derived from John - the disciple most loved by Christ
    The worst thing about the name:
    People often spell it Sean (not sure why SEAN is pronounced the same as SHAWN or SHAUN
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    I would choose something else from the Bible like Michael (although prob 10,000,000 other people have that name)
    Extra information:
    Shawn is an excellent name
  14. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    Its a cool name and not to many people have it
    The worst thing about the name:
    cant find its history behind it
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    Nicholas
    Extra information:
  15. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    there are only 2 female shawns in the whole of ireland!!!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    people insist my name should have an 'a' at the end!!!
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    it's be star. i'd still want something unusual
    Extra information:
  16. The best thing about the name Shawn:
    I'm a girl, and it is unique, there were 5 ashleys in my spanish class in school
    The worst thing about the name:
    Lol, everyone wants to call me Shawna when we first meet...
    If my name wasn`t Shawn....:
    Lilah, I like how feminine it is, I guess I go for extremes!
    Extra information:


More `Shawn` links
Shawn as abbreviation
Actors named Shawn
Shawn in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Shawn

Shawn appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 176. The name reached the top-100 8 times. 1970 was a `top year` for the name Shawn. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #34. The last time Shawn appeared among the most common names was in 1950. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007176
2006169
2005176
2004170
2003156
2002152
2001151
2000135
1999118
1998113
1997109
1996111
199599
199486
199377
199271
199171
199069
198047
197034
1960163
1950499
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See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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Comments on Shawn

Krystal
i know a shaun and i like the name
Brittany
my husbands name is shawn.. he dont like it.
shawn
i like my name
Shawn
My name is great
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Njinma Shawn
I love my name so dearly
gorretti mango
Shawn is a beautiful name,happy mi son`s name is shawn
Crickett
Have met a couple, it reminds me of strength and someone who is gratious with thier talents and reserve thier in way of their own struggles, until it's called out of them in use of educating or teaching of a life lesson.

Shawn mean in kurdish languge is shepard.
Shawn
It's an awesome name to have.it's meaning is off the chain.I was given my name in 1976,had my name for 38yrs!


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