Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. SHAWN
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Meaning & History

Anglicized form of Seán. This is the more common spelling in the United Kingdom and Australia, while Shawn is preferred in the United States and Canada (though it got a boost in America after the singer Shaun Cassidy released his debut album in 1976).

Related Names

VariantsSean, Shane, Shawn, Shayne, Shon
Feminine FormsShauna, Shawna
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) Eoin, Seán, Sean, Shane(Irish) 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