Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: God is Gracious
Main Origin Language: Celtic
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In 2017 the name Shawn...

• was given to 821 baby boys
• was the 387th most popular name for baby boys
• was 65% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii
• a unisex name which was given to boys 98% of the time
• was about as popular as Noel and Fabian
Babies Named Shawn Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Shawn...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1973
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1951
• is 78% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 72% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Darrick, Rodrick, Chad, Stacie, Shawnda, Kerri
• has the most opposite popularity history to Junior, Jack, Harris, Selma, Clare, Miriam
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Shawn Per State
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Geographically the name Shawn...

• 45% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Ronald, Adonis, Zayn, Tori, Helena, Heavenly
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Isaac, Oliver, Owen, Claire, Hazel, Piper
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Shawn by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Shawn are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Shawn will be the only kid named Shawn in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Shawn compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Shawn rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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