Spelling variation of Sean
"God is gracious"

Shawn Origin and Meaning

The name Shawn is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "God is gracious".
Shawn is one name that's become less unisex and more distinctly male over time in all its spellings, given to only 17 baby girls and 800 boys in the US in the most recent year counted. But at its peak in the early 1970s, it was a Top 200 baby name for girls in the US, given to nearly 2000 baby girls... and 12,000 boys in this spelling alone.

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Famous People Named Shawn

  • Shawn Machel Johnson EastAmerican gymnast
  • Shawn ColvinAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Shawn Nichols WeatherlyAmerican model/actress; Miss USA and Miss Universe 1980