Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. SHAWN
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Meaning & History

Anglicized form of Seán, occasionally used as a feminine form. This is the most common spelling of this name in the United States and Canada, with Shaun being more typical in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesShavon, Shavonne(African American) Gjon(Albanian) Yohannes(Amharic) Yahya, Yuhanna(Arabic) Hovhannes, Ohannes(Armenian) Xuan(Asturian) Ion, Jon, Jone, Ganix, Iban(Basque) Ivan, Zhanna, Yan(Belarusian) Jehohanan, Joanna, Johanan, John(Biblical) Ioanna, Ioannes(Biblical Greek) Yehochanan, Yochanan(Biblical Hebrew) Iohanna, Iohannes(Biblical Latin) Yann, Yanna, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick, Yannig(Breton) Ioan, Ioana, Ivan, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoan, Yoana(Bulgarian) Joan, Joana, Jan, Jana(Catalan) Jowan(Cornish) Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanna, Ghjuvanni(Corsican) Ivan, Ivana, Janko(Croatian) Ivan, Ivana, Jan, Jana, Johana, Hanuš, Honza, Janek, Janička, Janka, Žaneta(Czech) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johanna, Johanne, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Jannick, Jannik, Jeanette, John(Danish) Jan, Jana, Janna, Johan, Johanna, Johannes, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Janneke, Jantine, Jantje, Jeannette, Jenny, Jo, John, Joop(Dutch) Janeth(Eastern African) Johano, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Ivan, Jaan, Jaana, Jana, Janika, Johanna, Johannes, Juhan, Ants, Hannes, Janek(Estonian) Jóannes, Jógvan, Jóhannes, Jón, Jóna(Faroese) Jone(Fijian) Jani, Janika, Janina, Johanna, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Hannes, Hannu, Janne, Jenny, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi(Finnish) Jean, Jeanne, Johanne, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Yohan, Yohann, Yvan, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jeannine, Jeannot, Yanick, Yanis, Yannick(French) Xoán, Xoana(Galician) Ivane, Ioane, Vano(Georgian) Jan, Jana, Janina, Johann, Johanna, Johannes, Hannes, Hans, Jenny, Jo(German) Gianna, Giannis, Ioanna, Ioannis, Yanna, Yannis, Yianna, Yiannis, Gianis, Yanis, Yanni, Yianni(Greek) Keoni(Hawaiian) Yochanan(Hebrew) Iván, János, Johanna, Jancsi, Jani, Janka, Zsanett(Hungarian) Jens, Jóhann, Jóhanna, Jóhannes, Jón, Jóna, Hannes, Jenný(Icelandic) Yohanes(Indonesian) Eoin, Seán, Sean, Shane, Síne, Siobhán, Sinéad(Irish) Giovanna, Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Giò, Vanni(Italian) Johanna, Johannes, Joannes(Late Roman) Ivans, Jana, Janīna, Jānis, Žanna(Latvian) Sjang, Sjeng(Limburgish) Janina, Jonas, Žaneta(Lithuanian) Ivan, Ivana, Jovan, Jovana(Macedonian) Ġwann(Maltese) Ean, Juan(Manx) Hann, Jan, Jon, Hankin, Jackin, Jankin(Medieval English) Jehan, Jehanne, Johanne(Medieval French) Zuan(Medieval Italian) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johanna, Johanne, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Jeanette, Jenny, Jo, John, Jone(Norwegian) Joan(Occitan) Yahya(Persian) Iwan, Jan, Janina, Joanna, Janek, Janka, Janusz, Żaneta(Polish) Ivan, Joana, João, Joãozinho(Portuguese) Ioan, Ioana, Ion, Ivan(Romanian) Ioann, Ivan, Yana, Zhanna, Zhannochka(Russian) Juhán(Sami) Sione(Samoan) Giuanna, Giuanne, Juanne(Sardinian) Ian, Jean, Seona, Sheena, Sheona, Shona, Jessie(Scottish) Eòin, Iain, Seonag, Sìne, Seònaid, Sìneag, Teasag(Scottish Gaelic) Ivan, Ivana, Jovan, Jovana, Janko(Serbian) Ivan, Ivana, Ján, Jana, Janka, Janko, Žaneta(Slovak) Ivan, Ivana, Jan, Jana, Janez, Žan, Anže, Anžej, Janko(Slovene) Jan, Janka(Sorbian) Iván, Juan, Juana, Ibán, Jenny, Juancho, Juanito, Juantxo(Spanish) Johana, Janeth(Spanish (Latin American)) Ivan, Jan, Janina, Janna, Jens, Johan, Johanna, Johannes, Jon, Hannes, Hans, Janne, Jannike, Jeanette, Jennie, Jenny, John, Jöns(Swedish) Sione(Tongan) Yahya(Turkish) Ivan, Ivanna, Yana, Zhanna(Ukrainian) Evan, Ieuan, Ioan, Shan, Siân, Siôn, Siwan, Iefan, Ifan, Iwan, Siana, Siani, Sioned(Welsh)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022