Shawn: baby boy name meaning and popularity


A variation of the Irish name Sean, meaning “God is gracious,” and no doubt invented by people who were tired of hearing Sean pronounced “seen.”


You could just call him “Sh” and maybe that would encourage some, you know, quietness?

Famous people named Shawn:

Rapper Shawn Carter (a.k.a. Jay-Z); pro wrestlers Shawn Hernandez and Shawn Michaels; actor and comedian Shawn Wayans; singer Shawn Mendes.

Fun fact:

The name Shawn may also be derived from the German word “schön,” meaning “beautiful.”

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