US Popularity:3181
Other Origin(s):Hebrew
Meaning:God is gracious
Shaun is a gender-neutral name that means “God is gracious,” an appropriate name for the gracious gift that is baby. Shaun comes from the boy’s name Sean, which is the Irish version of the Hebrew name John. It has many alternative spellings and feminine variants, including Shawn and Shawna. The -aun spelling is most commonly associated with professional American snowboarder Shaun White, who has won numerous Olympic gold medals. Shaun could be the perfect trendy choice if you’re looking for an androgynous and undeniably cool name for baby.

Shaun Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Shaun is currently #1546 on The Bump
Boy:Shaun is currently #850 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Shaun is currently #1113 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Shaun is currently #3181 in U.S. births
Boy:Shaun is currently #1502 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 15019
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • WordSense Dictionary, Shaun

  • Behind the Name, Shaun, January 2022

  • WordSense Dictionary, John

  • Behind the Name, Seán, June 2023

  • Behind the Name, John, December 2022

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 280

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 525

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