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Shaun

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • #787 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Shaun in the U.S.?

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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 #52 boy name
1979 4,843 107 4,736 #64 boy name
1980 3,998 73 3,925 #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 2,108 43 2,065
1987 1,854 26 1,828
1988 1,689 32 1,657
1989 1,416 27 1,389
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 560 11 549
2010 553 13 540
2011 433 6 427
2012 392 6 386
2013 333 5 328
2014 321 0 321
2015 312 5 307

Want to know about the popularity of the Shaun baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 71,910 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 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shaun" ranks #54 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 31 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1980. Across the entire United States a total of 3,998 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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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.

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.

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.

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Shaun King

Shaun King is a NFL player. Shaun was born in 1977 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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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.

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Shaun White

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

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Shaun Wright-Phillips

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

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Shaun Alexander

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

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Other Inspirations for the Name Shaun

Shaun Livingston
Shaun Robinson
Shaun Phillips
Shaun Of The Dead
Shaun So
Shaun T
Shaun The Sheep
Shaun The Sheep Movie

Alternative Meanings

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

U is for upstanding, your inner-self.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

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

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Past life for Shaun born Feb 1, 1962

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern England approximately on 525. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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