Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Shawn

gender = Male/Female
meaning = God is gracious
region = US variant of the Irish derivative of the name John
origin =
related names = Sean, Shaun, Shane
footnotes =

Shawn, as a first name is a derivate of John. The name "John" originates from the Hebrew יוחנן Yôḥānnān, which means "Yahweh is gracious" or "God is gracious". Shawn may refer to:

Given names

* Shaun Alexander, NFL Running Back
* Shaun Chacon, African-American baseball pitcher
* Shawn Colvin, American folk-rock singer
* Shawn "Clown" Crahan, percussionist in the American metal band Slipknot
* Shawn Drover, the drummer with the band Megadeth & Eidolon
* Shawn Estes, American baseball pitcher
* Shawn Handyside, the author of the webcomic Staccato and also the administrator of the webcomic community Inksandwich
* Shawn Hill, Canadian baseball pitcher
* Shawn Fanning, computer programmer, created Napster
* Shawn Hogan, American businessman and software developer, accused of copyright-infringement by MPAA
* Shawn Johnson, American gymnast and competitor in the 2008 Summer Olympics
* Shawn Levy, Canadian director
* Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer playing for Celtic
* Shawn McEachern, current Boston Bruins forward
* Shawn McNeil, Canadian Hockey Player
* Shawne Merriman, linebacker for NFL's San Diego Chargers
* Shawn Mullins, singer known for the single "Lullaby"
* Shawn Michaels, professional wrestler from San Antonio, TX who currently works for World Wrestling Entertainment
* Shawn Pettus-Brown, athlete and entrepreneur
* Shawn Pyfrom, American actor
* Shawn Ryan, creator of "The Shield" and "The Unit"
* Shaun A. Saunders, science fiction writer
* Shawn Smith, songwriter/vocalist/keyboard player in several bands
* Shawn Stockman, African-American R&B singer
* Shawn Wayans, African-American actor
* Shaun White, American skateboarder, also known as The Flying Tomato
* Shawn Wilsie, television presenter involved in the television shopping industry
* Shawn Yue, actor/singer based in Hong Kong


* Ted Shawn, dancer and choreographer

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