Shawn

Shawn - A very unique male name



  Jan 19,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Shawn, meaning God is gracious, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1943 on position #1684. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Shawn and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Shawn? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Shawn. The baby boy name Shawn was given to 1,263 baby boys in 2012, ranking #272 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,299 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Shawn peaked in popularity 44 years ago in 1973 on position 27.



Famous with this name

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Shawn is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Shawn is currently topping the baby name charts in Wyoming at position #111 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #441.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Shawn is where you live.


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Shawn origin and meaning

Shawn is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means God is gracious. To see famous people named Shawn, pop culture references for the name Shawn and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Shawn

We've found the following names that sound similar to Shawn, sorted by popularity.

Sean / Shane / Sam / Shaun / Shannon / Simon / Sammy / Sammie / Sonny / Shayne /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012272
2011248
2010239
2009210
2008195
2007175
2006167
2005174
2004168
2003156
2002151
2001151
2000135
1999117
1998113
1997109
1996111
199599
199486
199377
199271
199171
199069
198965
198861
198759
198655
198555
198456
198353
198252
198149
198047
197943
197839
197737
197634
197531
197430
197327
197228
197128
197034
196941
196843
196751
196654
196568
196488
1963108
1962124
1961143
1960162
1959161
1958222
1957252
1956311
1955319
1954349
1953385
1952528
1951614
1950536
1949593
1948581
1947875
19431684

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wyoming111
Alaska135
West Virginia153
Pennsylvania154
Rhode Island158
Delaware170
New Jersey170
Virginia185
Maryland186
New York200
Oklahoma206
Arkansas211
South Carolina216
New Hampshire217
Michigan226
Kentucky228
Ohio229
Nevada233
North Carolina249
Massachusetts252
Missouri253
Indiana255
Connecticut258
Louisiana258
Kansas261
Minnesota262
Florida262
Arizona284
New Mexico285
Mississippi288
Tennessee291
Alabama295
Washington310
Oregon310
Colorado341
California345
Illinois355
Georgia356
Texas357
Wisconsin360
Iowa392
Nebraska434
Utah441

Even more about Shawn


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Shawn a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Shawn?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1973
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Shawn
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,299
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1943
2012 births +1,263

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