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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shinn

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Alt. Meaning

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

Notable Persons Named Shinn

Shinn Asuka is an animanga character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shinn

Florence Scovel Shinn was an artist, author, and new thought spiritual teacher . Florence was born on September 24th, 1871. She passed away on October 17th, 1940.


Chris Shinn is an alternative rock and psychedelic rock musician. He has been prominent since 1998. Chris was given the name Christopher Shinn on August 1st, 1974.


George was born on May 11th, 1941 in Kannapolis, North Carolina.


Everett Shinn was a in the fields of painting and scenic design. Everett was born on November 6th, 1876 in Woodstown, New Jersey. He died on May 1st, 1953.


Sharon Shinn is a science fiction and fantasy literature writer. Sharon was born in Wichita, Kansas, US.


Christopher was born in 1975 in Hartford, Connecticut.


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Popularity of Shinn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shinn U.S.
  White 83.53% 64.26%
  African American 4.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shinn

People with the last name Shinn are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shinn

  • How Popular is the name Shinn? As a last name Shinn was the 4,424th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Shinn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Shinn is Sunday, December 30th, 1900.
  • How unique is the name Shinn? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Shinn. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Shinn: Your name in reverse order is Nnihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hsnni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shinn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,038 people with the last name Shinn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shinn? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Shinn as their last name.

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