Names.org
Popularity
72k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Shaun

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • #784 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
414k Sean (Celtic/Gaelic)
332k Shawn (American)
188k Shane (Irish)
45k Shawna (American)
29k Shana (American)
28k Shauna (American)
22k Sheena (Scottish)
13k Shayne (American)
11k Shaina (American)
3k Shanae (English)
3k Shaunna (American)
2k Seanna (American)

How popular is the name "Shaun" in the U.S.?

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1935 8 0 8
1936 14 0 14
1937 13 0 13
1938 8 0 8
1939 20 0 20
1940 10 0 10
1941 14 0 14
1942 17 0 17
1943 21 0 21
1944 21 0 21
1945 21 6 15
1946 43 6 37
1947 34 0 34
1948 30 0 30
1949 45 13 32
1950 74 16 58
1951 51 15 36
1952 69 23 46
1953 101 28 73
1954 137 36 101
1955 178 62 116
1956 194 52 142
1957 263 55 208
1958 237 50 187
1959 350 80 270
1960 287 51 236
1961 357 69 288
1962 456 70 386
1963 578 99 479
1964 695 121 574
1965 667 109 558
1966 712 126 586
1967 832 108 724
1968 949 98 851
1969 974 94 880
1970 1,126 138 988
1971 1,173 86 1,087
1972 1,013 63 950
1973 801 53 748
1974 856 55 801
1975 750 47 703
1976 668 43 625
1977 2,671 93 2,578
1978 6,221 116 6,105 #51 boy name
1979 4,843 107 4,736 #64 boy name
1980 3,999 73 3,926 #79 boy name
1981 3,456 74 3,382 #86 boy name
1982 3,211 56 3,155 #96 boy name
1983 2,507 42 2,465
1984 2,301 50 2,251
1985 2,399 49 2,350
1986 2,107 43 2,064
1987 1,855 26 1,829
1988 1,688 32 1,656
1989 1,417 27 1,390
1990 1,388 35 1,353
1991 1,215 28 1,187
1992 1,020 32 988
1993 978 31 947
1994 808 29 779
1995 738 28 710
1996 667 21 646
1997 650 20 630
1998 714 22 692
1999 710 23 687
2000 769 18 751
2001 666 12 654
2002 652 17 635
2003 699 12 687
2004 679 19 660
2005 736 14 722
2006 911 7 904
2007 785 16 769
2008 680 11 669
2009 559 11 548
2010 553 13 540
2011 432 6 426
2012 391 6 385
2013 330 5 325
2014 319 0 319

Want to know about the populiarty of Shaun? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 71,591 babies born with the name Shaun in the United States. That's more than enough Shauns to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1935 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Shaun" was in 1978 with a total of 6,105 babies. (That's a lot of baby Shauns)

According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shaun" ranks #96 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 17 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1983. Across the entire United States a total of 2,507 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Answer a few simple questions to help us improve the information we display about names on the site.

Where is the name Shaun popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Shaun in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Shaun" mean? The list below shows the origins of Shaun as well as things modernly associated with the name Shaun such as celebrities named Shaun.

English

Origin and Meaning of Shaun

The name "Shaun" is of English origin, and it means "God is gracious". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Sean Bean

Sean Bean is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1983 to present. Sean was born in 1959 as Shaun Mark Bean in Handsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Popularity:

Shaun White

Shaun White is a sportsperson. Shaun was born in 1986 in San Diego, California, U.S.

Popularity:

Shaun Wright-Phillips

Shaun Wright-Phillips is a football biography. Shaun was born in 1981 in Greenwich, London, England.

Popularity:

Shaun Cassidy

Shaun Cassidy is a screenwriter, actor, singer, and television producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1976 to present. Shaun was born in 1958 as Shaun Paul Cassidy in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Popularity:

Shaun Alexander

Shaun Alexander is a NFL player. Shaun was born in 1977 in Florence, Kentucky.

Popularity:

Shaun Sipos

Shaun Sipos is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Shaun was born in 1981 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Popularity:

Alternative Meanings

S is for success, in all you will do.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

U is for understanding, you show for others.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Nuahs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nhuas". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Shaun born Aug 28, 2005

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Japan approximately on 675. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

Name poster for Shaun

Name poster for Shaun(click to save the high quality version)

Here's something for you to ponder on...

Popular Baby Names And Their Meanings - A name is that unique word that identifies you as the person you are. Do you know the top baby names and their meaning?

Names Searched Right Now

< 1k Euvee
< 1k Bocque
5k Jair
536k Adam
< 1k Dedoid
< 1k Foor
< 1k Trensjak
< 1k Fly
520k Nathan
14k River
330k Kayla
3k Keyanna
< 1k Treye
7k Rosalia
185k Connor
< 1k Mahitab
< 1k Krampus
< 1k Locket
< 1k Japtej
< 1k Asgore