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Shawn

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How popular is the baby name Shawn in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1931 6 0 6
1932 5 5 0
1936 12 7 5
1937 8 0 8
1938 15 5 10
1939 17 6 11
1940 22 9 13
1941 24 8 16
1942 28 9 19
1943 39 12 27
1944 24 11 13
1945 25 8 17
1946 43 21 22
1947 96 39 57
1948 226 83 143
1949 195 61 134
1950 295 117 178
1951 260 123 137
1952 310 121 189
1953 513 170 343
1954 738 310 428
1955 937 395 542
1956 1,118 548 570
1957 1,603 696 907
1958 1,937 750 1,187
1959 2,737 765 1,972
1960 2,808 758 2,050
1961 3,381 899 2,482
1962 3,781 901 2,880
1963 4,479 1,016 3,463
1964 5,801 1,404 4,397 #88 boy name
1965 6,372 1,448 4,924 #68 boy name
1966 7,217 1,492 5,725 #54 boy name
1967 7,736 1,597 6,139 #51 boy name
1968 9,231 1,751 7,480 #43 boy name
1969 10,098 1,825 8,273 #41 boy name
1970 12,923 1,971 10,952 #34 boy name
1971 14,693 1,863 12,830 #28 boy name
1972 12,863 1,575 11,288 #28 boy name
1973 12,730 1,284 11,446 #27 boy name
1974 12,717 1,271 11,446 #30 boy name
1975 11,656 963 10,693 #31 boy name
1976 10,880 773 10,107 #34 boy name
1977 10,535 667 9,868 #37 boy name
1978 9,821 535 9,286 #39 boy name
1979 8,377 462 7,915 #43 boy name
1980 8,086 388 7,698 #47 boy name
1981 7,415 338 7,077 #49 boy name
1982 7,157 311 6,846 #52 boy name
1983 6,637 279 6,358 #53 boy name
1984 6,314 268 6,046 #56 boy name
1985 7,302 321 6,981 #55 boy name
1986 7,263 252 7,011 #55 boy name
1987 6,403 200 6,203 #59 boy name
1988 6,082 194 5,888 #61 boy name
1989 5,627 151 5,476 #65 boy name
1990 5,890 171 5,719 #69 boy name
1991 5,584 168 5,416 #71 boy name
1992 5,294 143 5,151 #71 boy name
1993 4,930 116 4,814 #77 boy name
1994 4,349 106 4,243 #86 boy name
1995 3,917 96 3,821 #99 boy name
1996 3,578 74 3,504
1997 3,527 79 3,448
1998 3,319 64 3,255
1999 3,144 45 3,099
2000 2,955 64 2,891
2001 2,670 43 2,627
2002 2,644 28 2,616
2003 2,601 30 2,571
2004 2,447 39 2,408
2005 2,398 32 2,366
2006 2,488 18 2,470
2007 2,374 27 2,347
2008 2,094 33 2,061
2009 1,830 30 1,800
2010 1,482 19 1,463
2011 1,432 12 1,420
2012 1,315 21 1,294
2013 1,124 15 1,109
2014 1,065 13 1,052
2015 963 8 955

Fun Facts about the name Shawn

  • How many people with the first name Shawn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 333,032 babies born with the first name Shawn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shawn to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shawn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1931 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shawn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shawn is Wednesday, March 5th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Shawn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shawn was in 1971 with a total of 12,830 babies. That's a lot of babies named Shawn!
  • Random Shawn Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shawn ranks 27th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 132 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1970.
  • Weird things about the name Shawn: Your name in reverse order is Nwahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hawns. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shawn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 961 people with the last name Shawn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shawn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shawn as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Shawn as a first name

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Popularity of Shawn as a last name

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Common first names for Shawn

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shawn U.S.
  White 75.34% 64.26%
  African American 11.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shawn

People with the last name Shawn are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

American

Origin and Meaning of Shawn

The name "Shawn" is of American origin, and it means "God is Gracious". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ruth Saint Denis (1891-1972)

An anglicized spelling of Seán, the Irish equivalent of John, originally meaning "Jehovah has been gracious" in Hebrew.

  1. A male given name, popular in the US in the 1970s.
  2. A female given name, transferred from the male name.

Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels is a professional wrestler. Shawn was born in 1965 as Michael Shawn Hickenbottom in Chandler, Arizona, United States.

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Shawn Marion

Shawn Marion is a nba biography. Shawn was born in 1978 in Waukegan, Illinois.

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Shawn Wayans

Shawn Wayans is an actor, comedian, dj, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Shawn was born in 1971 as Shawn Mathis Wayans in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Jay-Z

Jay-Z is a rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1990 to present. Jay-Z was born in 1969 as Shawn Corey Carter in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Shawn Ashmore

Shawn Ashmore is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Shawn was born in 1979 as Shawn Robert Ashmore in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

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Shawn Kemp

Shawn Kemp is a nba biography. Shawn was born in 1969 in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Shawn

Shawn Booth
Shawn Johnson
Shawn Porter
Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes Stitches
Shawn Oakman
Shawn Mendes Age

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shawn

Wallace Shawn

Wallace Shawn is a stand-up comedian, actor, singer, and dancer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1967 to present. Wallace was born in 1943 as Wallace Michael Shawn in New York City, New York, U.S.

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What does the name Shawn mean?

Sis for sweetheart, you really are!

His for honor, your most valuable possession.

Ais for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

Wis for willing, to go the extra mile

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

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