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Shawn Name Meaning and Origin

Shawn Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

God is gracious, gift of God

Name Origin


Shawn is a variant of the name John, which means 'God is gracious' or 'gift of God'. It is of Irish origin and has biblical roots, symbolizing divine favor and blessing.

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Shawn Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Shawn is easy to pronounce with a smooth flow of sounds, making it pleasant to hear and say.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Shawn has a balanced rhythm with two short syllables, creating a harmonious and easy-to-pronounce cadence.

Famous People Named Shawn

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● Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter known for hits like 'Stitches' and 'In My Blood'. He rose to fame through social media and has won numerous awards for his music.

● Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson is a retired American artistic gymnast and Olympic gold medalist. She gained widespread recognition for her achievements in gymnastics and later appeared on TV shows.

● Shawn Wayans

Shawn Wayans is an American actor, comedian, and writer known for his roles in comedy films like 'Scary Movie' and 'White Chicks'. He comes from a family of entertainers.

Shawn Name Popularity Insights

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The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of Shawn

The name Shawn does not typically evoke negative characters or cultural symbols. It is a popular and well-liked name with positive connotations related to divine blessings.

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