Alternative formsEdit


A variant of Sean, from Irish Seán, from Old French Jehan, from Latin Johannes, variant of Ioannes, from Koine Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Hebrew יוֹחָנָן(Yōḥānān, literally God is gracious).

Doublet of John, Jack, Johan, Johann, Johannes, Jean, Ian, Evan, Ivan, Sean, Shawn, Shane, and Giovanni as a male name.

Doublet of Ivana, Jana, Jane, Janice, Janis, Jean, Jeanne, Jen, Joan, Joanna, Joanne, Johanna, Juana, Shavonne, Sian, Siobhan, Shane, Shauna, and Sheena as a female name.


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Proper nounEdit


  1. A male given name from Irish
  2. A female given name from Irish

Usage notesEdit

Shaun was popular in the UK in the 1970s, while the spelling Shawn was preferred in the US.

Derived termsEdit