Gender Masculine
Usage Irish, English
Pronounced Pron. SHAYN(English)
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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).

Related Names

VariantsSeán, Sean(Irish) Sean, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne, Shon(English)
Feminine FormsSiobhán(Irish) Shauna, Shawna(English)
Other Languages & CulturesGjon(Albanian) Yohannes(Amharic) Yahya, Yuhanna(Arabic) Hovhannes, Ohannes(Armenian) Xuan(Asturian) Ion, Jon, Ganix, Iban(Basque) Ivan, Yan(Belarusian) Jehohanan, Johanan, John(Biblical) Ioannes(Biblical Greek) Yehochanan, Yochanan(Biblical Hebrew) Iohannes(Biblical Latin) Yann, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick, Yannig(Breton) Ioan, Ivan, Yoan(Bulgarian) Joan, Jan(Catalan) Jowan(Cornish) Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni(Corsican) Ivan, Janko(Croatian) Ivan, Jan, Hanuš, Honza, Janek(Czech) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Jannick, Jannik, John(Danish) Jan, Johan, Johannes, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Jo, John, Joop(Dutch) Johano, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Ivan, Jaan, Johannes, Juhan, Ants, Hannes, Janek(Estonian) Jóannes, Jógvan, Jóhannes, Jón(Faroese) Jone(Fijian) Jani, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Hannes, Hannu, Janne, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi(Finnish) Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Yohan, Yohann, Yvan, Jeannot, Yanick, Yanis, Yannick(French) Xoán(Galician) Ivane, Ioane, Vano(Georgian) Jan, Johann, Johannes, Hannes, Hans, Jo(German) Giannis, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis, Gianis, Yanis, Yanni, Yianni(Greek) Keoni(Hawaiian) Yochanan(Hebrew) Iván, János, Jancsi, Jani(Hungarian) Jens, Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón, Hannes(Icelandic) Yohanes(Indonesian) Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Giò, Vanni(Italian) Johannes, Joannes(Late Roman) Ivans, Jānis(Latvian) Sjang, Sjeng(Limburgish) Jonas(Lithuanian) Ivan, Jovan(Macedonian) Ġwann(Maltese) Ean, Juan(Manx) Hann, Jan, Jon, Hankin, Jackin, Jankin(Medieval English) Jehan(Medieval French) Zuan(Medieval Italian) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Jo, John, Jone(Norwegian) Joan(Occitan) Yahya(Persian) Iwan, Jan, Janek, Janusz(Polish) Ivan, João, Joãozinho(Portuguese) Ioan, Ion, Ivan(Romanian) Ioann, Ivan(Russian) Juhán(Sami) Sione(Samoan) Giuanne, Juanne(Sardinian) Ian(Scottish) Eòin, Iain(Scottish Gaelic) Ivan, Jovan, Janko(Serbian) Ivan, Ján, Janko(Slovak) Ivan, Jan, Janez, Žan, Anže, Anžej, Janko(Slovene) Jan(Sorbian) Iván, Juan, Ibán, Juancho, Juanito, Juantxo(Spanish) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hannes, Hans, Janne, John, Jöns(Swedish) Sione(Tongan) Yahya(Turkish) Ivan(Ukrainian) Evan, Ieuan, Ioan, Siôn, Iefan, Ifan, Iwan(Welsh)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022