First Name
895
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
246
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
First
Last
On This Page

How to Pronounce Shun

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Shun?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Shun mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Shun

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Shun to us below

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Shun
To avoid; to keep clear of; to get out of the way of; to escape from; to eschew; as, to shun rocks, shoals, vice.

Etymology: OE. shunien schunien schonien, AS. scunian sceonian; cf. D. schuinen to slepe, schuin oblique, sloping, Icel. skunda skynda, to hasten. Cf. Schooner Scoundrel Shunt

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
  2. Expel from a community or group
Wiktionary

From Old English scunian. Related to and from the same root of Old Norse skunde/skynde (“to hasten”), cognate with shunt.

shun was also found in the following language(s): Japanese and Mandarin

Notable Persons Named Shun

Shun Oguri is an actor, voice acting, film director, and voice actor. His ongoing career started in 1994. Shun was born on December 26th, 1982 in Kodaira, Tokyo.

Popularity:

Shun is royalty. His career lasted from -2233 to -2184.

Popularity:

Shun Sugata is an actor. Shun was born on February 17th, 1955 in Yamanashi Prefecture.

Popularity:

Shun Nishime is a model and actor. He was most prominent from 2014 to 2014. Shun was born on February 20th, 1998 in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

Popularity:

Shun was born in 1950.

Popularity:

Shun Nagasawa is a soccer player for the Gamba Osaka, Shimizu S-Pulse, Roasso Kumamoto, Kyoto Sanga F.C., and Matsumoto Yamaga FC. Shun was born on August 25th, 1988 in Shizuoka, Shizuoka. Shun is also known as Nagasawa and Shun.

Popularity:

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shun

Shun is royalty. His career lasted from -2233 to -2184.

Popularity:

Andromeda Shun is an animanga character.

Popularity:

Yin Shun was a religious. He holds the title Venerable Master. Yin was born on March 12th, 1906 in Zhejiang Province, Qing Dynasty. He died on June 4th, 2005.

Popularity:

Wang was born on February 11th, 1994 in Ningbo, Zhejiang, China.

Popularity:

Noble was born in 1748. She left this life in 1788.

Popularity:

Wyne Lay is a musician. She plays Piano, Guitar, Saung, and Human voice. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Wyne was given the name Wint Yee Shun on August 3rd, 1994 in 7.0.

Popularity:

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1925 5 0 5
1965 8 0 8
1966 10 0 10
1967 8 0 8
1968 15 0 15
1969 26 9 17
1970 30 5 25
1971 39 0 39
1972 38 0 38
1973 40 0 40
1974 30 5 25
1975 30 6 24
1976 26 5 21
1977 19 0 19
1978 30 0 30
1979 19 0 19
1980 41 0 41
1981 27 0 27
1982 21 0 21
1983 19 0 19
1984 12 0 12
1985 13 0 13
1986 17 0 17
1987 12 0 12
1988 14 0 14
1989 8 0 8
1990 17 0 17
1991 8 0 8
1992 9 0 9
1993 17 0 17
1994 11 0 11
1995 19 0 19
1996 17 0 17
1997 13 0 13
1998 12 0 12
1999 14 0 14
2000 10 0 10
2001 15 0 15
2002 13 0 13
2003 14 0 14
2004 15 0 15
2005 10 0 10
2006 16 0 16
2007 15 0 15
2008 14 0 14
2009 10 0 10
2010 17 0 17
2011 6 0 6
2012 8 0 8
2013 10 0 10
2014 10 0 10
2015 7 0 7
2017 11 0 11

Where is the name Shun popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Shun as a first name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Shun as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in Illinois, Tennessee, or Texas.

Popularity of Shun as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Shun as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in New York, California, or Hawaii.

Common last names for Shun

  • Wong
  • Lee
  • Ho
  • Chang
  • Ng

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shun U.S.
  White 26.02% 64.26%
  African American 4.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 64.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shun

People with the last name Shun are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Shun

  • How Popular is the name Shun? Shun is the 11,315th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shun was the 77,788th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shun have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 895 babies born with the first name Shun in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shun to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shun? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shun first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shun is Saturday, May 5th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Shun born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shun was in 1980 with a total of 41 babies.
  • Random Shun Factoid: According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shun is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1972.
  • Weird things about the name Shun: Your name in reverse order is Nuhs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sunh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shun? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 246 people with the last name Shun.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shun? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shun as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Shuns Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Shun

Name poster for Shun(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.