US Popularity:1280
Other Origin(s):Hebrew
Meaning:God is gracious
A name with a deep-rooted history, Shawn ultimately means “God is gracious.” This name is the anglicized version of the Irish Séan, which itself comes from the Hebrew name John. While this more phonetic spelling has been gracing the popular side of the baby name charts since the 1970s, the name's history dates back to biblical times. Just as John the Baptist trusted in Jesus in the Bible, baby Shawn can lay his faith in the powers that be, whether that's a heavenly figure, or his loving parents.

Famous People Named Shawn

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Shawn Levy
  • Shawn Marion
    Basketball Player
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Shawn Michaels
  • Shawn Stockman
    R&B Singer
  • Shawn Wayans

Shawn Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Shawn is currently #747 on The Bump
Boy:Shawn is currently #421 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Shawn is currently #1280 in U.S. births
Boy:Shawn is currently #632 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 64
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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