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Gender: F Pronunciation: sheh-vahn Meaning of Siobhan: "the Lord is gracious" Origin of Siobhan: Irish Gaelic variation of Joan, feminine form of John

A lovely Irish name whose perplexing spelling has inspired many phonetic variations, but using the original form preserves the integrity of one of the most beautiful Gaelic girls' names.

The name of several early Irish queens, it was introduced to the American public by the distinguished actress Siobhan McKenna. There have been a wide variety of fictional Siobhans, from a Detective Sergeant in the John Rebus novels to a vampire in Stephanie Meyers's Breaking Dawn to a character in J. K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy.

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Famous People Named Siobhan

Siobhan Evelyn Magnus, American singer, contestant on "American Idol"
Siobhan Vivian, American children's author
Siobhan McColl, South African figure skater
Siobhan Fahey (born Máire Siobhán Deirdre), Irish-British musician
Siobhan Fallon Hogan, American actress
Siobhan Finneran - English actress
Siobhan Redmond, Scottish actress
Siobhan Heekin-Canedy, American-Ukrainian ice dancer
Siobhan Davies, British dancer and choreographer
Siobhan Dowd, British children's novelist
(Jessica) Kelly Siobhán Reilly, English actress
Siobhan Egan, member of an Irish-American music group Cherish The Ladies

Pop Culture References for the name Siobhan

Siobhan- A nomadic vampire in the Twilight Series
Siobhan Martin, one of the twins on "Ringer"
Siobhan Sadler / Mrs. S - character in sci-fi series Orphan Black
Siobhan, teacher in "The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time"
Siobhan McKenna, character on soap "General Hospital"
Siobhan Mailey, character in the British TV show Waterloo Road
Siobhan Smythe - Character from Superman/Supergirl comics and TV series who transforms into the Silver Banshee