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Pronunciation

ʃɔn

Origin

English

Meaning

Closely associated with the names Shane and Sean, Shawn is also distantly related to the name John. This version of the name is believed to be the name’s American take. Shawn means “gracious” in Irish, while the British etymology is “from the shady grove.” Whether kind or from a cool place, Shawn is a wonderful name for your baby boy.

Rank in the year 2015

Shawn was ranked #694 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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