Shawn
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
SHAWN
Meaning
God is merciful
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Shawn is an anglicized form of Sean, itself an Irish variant of John. John originates in Hebrew language and means "God is merciful". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. Throughout history it was borne by numerous kings, princes, emperors, popes and saints, the most famous being John the Baptist and John the Apostle. More recently, the famous bearers include John F. Kennedy and John Lennon.

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Shawn Bradley - basketball player
Shawn Colvin - musician
Shawn Green - baseball player
Shawn Kemp - basketball player
Shawn Wayans - actor
Shawn Barton - baseball player
Shawn Clark - jazz artist
Shawn Mendes - musician

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