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Shaun

First Name
72k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
115
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shaun

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

Wiktionary

Respelling of Sean, from Irish Seán, the Irish form of John. More at John.

  1. A male given name
  2. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Shaun

Sean Bean is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1983. Sean was given the name Shaun Mark Bean on April 17th, 1959 in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Shaun Cassidy is a pop rock screenwriter, actor, singing, and television producer. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1976. Shaun was given the name Shaun Paul Cassidy on September 27th, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Shaun King is a writer, activism, entrepreneurship, preacher, civil rights activist, and entrepreneur. Shaun was given the name Jeffrey Shaun King on September 17th, 1979 in Franklin County, Kentucky, United States.

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Shaun Wright-Phillips is a soccer player for the New York Red Bulls, Nottingham Forest F.C., Manchester City F.C., Chelsea F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., England national under-21 football team, and England national football team. Shaun was born on October 25th, 1981 in Greenwich, London, England.

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Shaun Livingston is a basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, Tulsa 66ers, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Brooklyn Nets in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Shaun was born on September 11th, 1985 in Peoria, Illinois.

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Shaun Evans is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Shaun was born on March 6th, 1980 in Liverpool.

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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 457 70 387
1963 577 99 478
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 1,127 138 989
1971 1,173 86 1,087
1972 1,013 63 950
1973 801 53 748
1974 856 55 801
1975 749 47 702
1976 668 43 625
1977 2,670 93 2,577
1978 6,221 116 6,105 #52 boy name
1979 4,844 107 4,737 #64 boy name
1980 3,998 73 3,925 #79 boy name
1981 3,456 74 3,382 #86 boy name
1982 3,212 56 3,156 #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 1,855 26 1,829
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 682 11 671
2009 561 11 550
2010 553 13 540
2011 433 6 427
2012 392 6 386
2013 334 5 329
2014 321 0 321
2015 313 5 308
2016 241 0 241

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Popularity of Shaun as a first name

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Common last names for Shaun

  • Johnson
  • Kelly
  • Williams
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Harris

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shaun U.S.
  White 72.17% 64.26%
  African American 9.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shaun

People with the last name Shaun are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shaun

  • How Popular is the name Shaun? Shaun is the 793rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Shaun was the 144,141st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shaun have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 72,158 babies born with the first name Shaun in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shaun to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shaun? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1935 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Shaun first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shaun is Monday, March 26th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Shaun born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shaun was in 1978 with a total of 6,105 babies. That's a lot of babies named Shaun!
  • Random Shaun Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shaun ranks 97th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 22 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Shaun: Your name in reverse order is Nuahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asnhu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shaun? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 115 people with the last name Shaun.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shaun? Shaun is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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