Spelling variation of Sean
"God is gracious"

Shawn Origin and Meaning

The name Shawn is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "God is gracious".

Shawn is a phonetic spelling of Sean that may be past its peak – it was a Top 30 name in the early 1970s – but is still quite popular for boys: over 500 baby boys were named Shawn in the US in the most recent year counted vs 800 given the original Sean spelling.

In its heyday, Shawn was also used quite often for girls, though last year it was given to only 14 baby girls in the US.

# 632 in the US

Shawn Rank in US Top 1000

# 1360 on Nameberry

Shawn Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Shawn Popularity

Famous People Named Shawn

  • Shawn Corey Carter aka JayZ, American rapper
  • Shawn Peter Raul MendesCanadian singer
  • Shawn ThorntonCanadian ice hockey player
  • Shawn Michaelsring name of Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, American pro wrestler
  • Shawn HernandezAmerican pro wrestler
  • Shawn DaivariAmerican pro wrestler
  • Shawn Thomas aka CBo, American rapper
  • Shawn Chrystopher (Garrett II)American rapper
  • Shawn Antione Ivy aka DominoAmerican rapper
  • Shawn Mathis WayansAmerican actor and comedian
  • Shawn RayAmerican bodybuilder
  • Shawn Robert AshmoreCanadian actor
  • Shawn MarionAmerican basketball player
  • Shawn GreenAmerican baseball player
  • Shawn MullinsAmerican singer,songwriter

Shawn in Pop Culture

  • Shawn Huntercharacter on TV's "Boy Meets World"
  • Shawn Spencermain character on TV's "Psych"