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72k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Shaun

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1935808
193614014
193713013
1938808
193920020
194010010
194114014
194217017
194321021
194421021
194521615
194643637
194734034
194830030
1949451332
1950741658
1951511536
1952692346
19531012873
195413736101
195517862116
195619452142
195726355208
195823750187
195935080270
196028751236
196135769288
196245670386
196357899479
1964695121574
1965667109558
1966712126586
1967832108724
196894998851
196997494880
19701,126138988
19711,173861,087
19721,01363950
197380153748
197485655801
197575047703
197666843625
19772,671932,578
19786,2211166,105#51 boy name
19794,8431074,736#64 boy name
19803,999733,926#79 boy name
19813,456743,382#86 boy name
19823,211563,155#96 boy name
19832,507422,465
19842,301502,251
19852,399492,350
19862,107432,064
19871,855261,829
19881,688321,656
19891,417271,390
19901,388351,353
19911,215281,187
19921,02032988
199397831947
199480829779
199573828710
199666721646
199765020630
199871422692
199971023687
200076918751
200166612654
200265217635
200369912687
200467919660
200573614722
20069117904
200778516769
200868011669
200955911548
201055313540
20114326426
20123916385
20133305325
20143190319

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 first appeared 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 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shaun" ranks #63 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 16 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1977. Across the entire United States a total of 2,671 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Shaun" mean?

Shaun (English): God is gracious

The name "Shaun" is of English origin and it means "God is gracious". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 9 other names that are similar to this one.

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

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 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 "Sauhn". 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.

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 midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Shaun

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 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 Alexander

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

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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.

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Past life for Shaun born Jun 5, 1974

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 New Guinea approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

Name poster for Shaun

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