Shawn: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Shawn

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.”

Nicknames:

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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