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The name Shawn is of English origin, and is an alternate form of Sean.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Shawn has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Shawn
Use of the Name Shawn for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
281,141 279,533 120,933 30,087 12,990 4,898 2,347
The table below indicates the number of times the name Shawn has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Shawn first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1947, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Shawn
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
194792458  
194855914396083
1949594131  
1950504177818115
1951594136806123
1952505189831122
1953370342703170
1954342432505310
1955312545457394
1956310571377548
1957252904343695
19582191,190342749
19591611,965343766
19601632,049347758
19611432,480305898
19621242,876312899
19631083,4592871,019
1964884,3882321,400
1965684,9182241,449
1966545,7142091,491
1967516,1371991,598
1968437,4661831,750
1969418,2681771,823
19703410,9281691,969
19712812,8131681,862
19722811,2771841,574
19732711,4292001,286
19743011,4292011,267
19753110,668254961
19763410,093293775
1977379,849340666
1978399,271391533
1979437,913444463
1980477,687511387
1981497,067548339
1982526,836589310
1983536,347621280
1984566,036651268
1985556,980596322
1986557,001716251
1987586,207855200
1988615,881898194
1989655,470  
1990695,716  
1991715,417  
1992715,152  
1993774,811  
1994864,238  
1995993,817  
19961113,497  
19971093,442  
19981133,250  
19991183,091  
20001352,881  
20011522,610  
20021522,601  
20031562,551  
20041712,347  
Totals:  281,141 31,067

During the last 125 years, parents have used Shawn as a boy's name about 90% of the time and less frequently (about 9% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Shawn appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 58 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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