Shawn

Shawn - A very unique female name



  Aug 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Shawn, meaning God is gracious, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1947 on position #1862. 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 girl name Shawn was given to 5 baby girls in 2005, ranking #5574 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 305,543 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Shawn peaked in popularity 48 years ago in 1971 on position 168.



Famous with this name

Wallace Shawn
Shawn Yue
Shawn Levy


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Rating: 5/5 (4 people)


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 California at position #4,023 - and is the least popular in California at position #4,023.

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.

Susan / Shannon / Suzanne / Sonya / Sonia / Shawna / Shana / Shanna / Shauna / Susanne /

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
20055574
20043810
20025266
20014406
20002737
19992866
19982526
19972067
19962756
19951790
19941606
19931452
19921335
19911124
19901085
19891054
1988934
1987861
1986698
1985602
1984641
1983636
1982592
1981552
1980515
1979444
1978392
1977340
1976293
1975255
1974200
1973199
1972184
1971168
1970169
1969177
1968183
1967200
1966209
1965224
1964231
1963286
1962314
1961304
1960351
1959342
1958343
1957343
1956387
1955465
1954509
1953711
1952879
1951893
1950868
19491255
19481042
19471862

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California4023

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 female 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
1971
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Shawn
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 305,543
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1947
2005 births +5

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