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Gender Masculine
Usage Irish, English
Pronounced Pron. SHAYN
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Meaning & History

Anglicized form of SEÁN. It came into general use in America after the release of the western movie 'Shane' (1953).
VariantsSeán, Sean(Irish) Sean, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne(English)
Other Languages & CulturesDeshaun, Deshawn, Keshaun, Keshawn, Rashawn, Rashaun(African American) Gjon(Albanian) Yohannes(Amharic) Yahya, Yuhanna(Arabic) Hovhannes, Ohannes(Armenian) Xuan(Asturian) Ganix, Ion, Jon, Iban(Basque) Ivan, Yan(Belarusian) Jehohanan, Johanan, John(Biblical) Ioannes(Biblical Greek) Yehochanan, Yochanan(Biblical Hebrew) Iohannes(Biblical Latin) Yann, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick(Breton) Ioan, Ivan, Yoan(Bulgarian) Joan, Jan(Catalan) Jowan(Cornish) Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni(Corsican) Ivan, Janko(Croatian) Ivan, Jan, Honza, Janek(Czech) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Jannick, Jannik, John(Danish) Jan, Johan, Johannes, Hanke, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Jo, John, Joop(Dutch) Johano, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Jaan, Johannes, Juhan(Estonian) Jóannes, Jóhannes, Jón(Faroese) Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Hannes, Hannu, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi(Finnish) Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Jeannot, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick(French) Xoán(Galician) Ioane, Ivane, Vano(Georgian) Jan, Johann, Johannes, Hannes, Hans, Jo(German) Giannis, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis, Gianis, Gianni, Yanis, Yanni, Yianni(Greek) Keoni(Hawaiian) Yochanan(Hebrew) Iván, János, Jancsi, Jani(Hungarian) Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón(Icelandic) Yohanes(Indonesian) Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Vanni(Italian) Johannes, Joannes(Late Roman) Jānis(Latvian) Sjang, Sjeng(Limburgish) Jonas(Lithuanian) Ivan, Jovan(Macedonian) Ean, Juan(Manx) Hann, Jan, Jon, Hankin, Jackin, Jankin(Medieval English) Jehan(Medieval French) Zuan(Medieval Italian) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, John, Jone(Norwegian) Joan(Occitan) Yahya(Persian) Iwan, Jan, Janusz, Janek(Polish) João, Joãozinho(Portuguese) Ioan, Ion(Romanian) Ioann, Ivan(Russian) Juhán(Sami) Giuanne, Juanne(Sardinian) Eoin, Iain, Ian(Scottish) Ivan, Jovan, Janko(Serbian) Ivan, Ján, Janko(Slovak) Ivan, Jan, Janez, Žan, Anže, Janko(Slovene) Jan(Sorbian) Iván, Juan, Ibán, Juanito(Spanish) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hampus, Hannes, Hans, Hasse, Janne, John, Jöns(Swedish) Yahya(Turkish) Ivan(Ukrainian) Evan, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Siôn, Ianto(Welsh)

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