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

The name Siobhan is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "the Lord is gracious". Siobhan and is often added to lists like Unique Irish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

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 Irish 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 Stephenie Meyers's Breaking Dawn to a character in J. K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy.

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Famous People Named Siobhan

Siobhán McKenna (born Siobhán Giollamhuire Nic Cionnaith), Irish actress
Siobhán Emma Donaghy, English singer of group The Sugababes
Siobhán Máire Deirdre Fahey, Irish musician of group Bananarama
Siobhan Evelyn Magnus, American pop singer ("American Idol")
Siobhan Vivian, American children's author
Siobhan McColl, South African figure skater
Siobhán "Vonny" Moyes, Scottish journalist
Siobhan Fallon Hogan, American actress
Siobhan Flynn, Welsh 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
Siobhan Rebecca Chamberlain, English football player

Pop Culture References for the name Siobhan

Siobhan Clarke, Detective Sergeant in Ian Rankin's John Rebus novels
Siobhan, 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 American soap "General Hospital"
Siobhan Mailey, character on British TV series "Waterloo Road"
Siobhan Smythe aka Silver Banshee, Character from Superman/Supergirl comics
Siobhan Sharpe, character on British TV series "Twenty Twelve"
Siobhan Kelly, deputy on TV's "Banshee"
Siobhan Brody, mother of Roarke in J. D. Robb's In Death series series
Siobhan, Character in the book "Anya's Ghost"
Siobhan Teterya, character in the webcomic "Riverside Extras" by Miri Chamberlain