Siwan is a beautiful name. It is very meaningful for us. My husband found it and I couldn’t get it out of my head. This is the name we chose for our 5th child. My name is Joan, and my baby was born on my birthday. It means God is gracious. How could we not pick this unique pretty name... so fitting. We pronounce it shew-in. Her 1 1/2 year old sister calls her “Shoonie”.
Jproctor  1/17/2020
Both pronunciations are correct. First-language Welsh speakers pronounce it either 'shew-awn' or 'siew-awn'.

'Si' is pronounced 'shhh' before a vowel and 'si' before a consonant but the letter 'w' functions as a vowel or a consonant depending on the situation. First-language Welsh speakers will use either pronunciation depending on their dialect.
― Anonymous User  10/24/2016
It is a very beautiful name. However the correct way to pronounce it is Shee-oohanne. It is my sister's name and many people pronounce it wrong as See-oohanne. The traditional and correct way of saying it is with a Sh.
― Anonymous User  1/1/2015
It's pronounced 'shoo-ann', this is my name!
I am quite offended by these comments.
This is no place to call names 'Retarded'! But at least I don't have a boring name like... I don't know... 'Mary'?
xxElinorxx  4/22/2012
The way it's spelled is nice, but the way it's pronounced is RETARDED. This is a really dumb name, I'd actually prefer Joan to this.
mary26  7/19/2008
Retarded? Oh, thanks very much. I'm sure that's not in the slightest bit offensive to speakers of the Welsh language. It probably made their day.
― Anonymous User  8/4/2009
Here is a link to how it's pronounced:

It sounds like seew-ann or see-oo-ann.
― Anonymous User  6/17/2008
It's actually pronounced Seew-Anne, or that's how my history teachers pronounce it. Llywelyn The Great had a daughter or a sister or a wife called this.
DontDissMadison  12/1/2007
I like this name. I have a fascination with Welsh names at the moment. Since my name is Joan and this is the Welsh form of it, I would consider using this name!
― Anonymous User  11/30/2007
Pronounced "SHOO-awn". I think this name is beautiful! Joan isn't a very pretty name for me and Siwan and the Gaelic "Siobhán" really beautify this rather dull name.
gaelruadh19  4/28/2005
I would just like to say that I don't know where you get the idea that it's said "SHOO-awn" from. It's "See-wan".
DontDissMadison  5/1/2008

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