Look up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Siobhán Siobhán ( English pronunciation: / / ; shi- VAWN Irish pronunciation: or [ˈʃɪwaːn̪ˠ] [ʃəˈvˠaːn̪ˠ]) is a feminine Irish name.
It is derived from the
Anglo-Norman Jehane and Jehanne, [1 ] which were introduced into Ireland by the [2 ] Anglo-Normans in the Middle Ages. The name is thus a [2 ] cognate of the English , Joan [1 ] and ultimately derived from the [3 ] Latin Ioanna and Iohanna, which are in turn from the Greek Iōanna. This Greek name is a feminine form of the Greek Iōannēs, which is in turn a shortened form of the [3 ] Hebrew , meaning "God is gracious". Johanan [4 ]
The popularity of the actress
Siobhán McKenna (1923–1986) helped the resurgence of the name in the twentieth century. [5 ]
Scottish Gaelic form of the name is Siubhan (which is usually Anglicised ). Judith Alternative spellings of [4 ] Siobhán include: Siobhan, Siobhain, Siobhann, Siobhin, Siobhon, Siobahn, Shivon, Siavon, Siovhan, Shivaune, Shivaun, Shavon, Sioban, Siobain, Shivonne, Shvaugn, Shivaughn, Shivaughne, Shievonne, Shavaughn, Shavaughne, Shavaughan, Shavaugn, Shavaugne, Shavaun, Shavaune, Sheavaughn, Shevaun, Shevawn, Shavone, Shavonne, Shevonne, Chevonne, Chivonne, Chevon and Shivan, and Chivoun and Ciobhinne. People [edit ] Siobhan Brooks, sociologist Siobhan Chamberlain, female footballer Shivaune Christina, former model and Miss Earth Australia 2003 Siobhan Coady, Canadian politician and businesswoman Siobhan Creaton, journalist Siobhan Davies, dancer with the London Contemporary Dance Theatre Siobhan de Maré, Siobhan Dillon, singer Siobhán Donaghy, singer formerly of the Sugababes Siobhan Dowd, writer Siobhan Fahey (born 1958), singer who was a member of Bananarama and Shakespears Sister Siobhan Fallon Hogan, American actress Siobhan Finneran, English Actress Siobhan Flynn, Welsh actress Siobhan Hayes, actress Siobhan Karam, ice dancer Siobhan MacGowan, singer Siobhan Magnus, American contestant of American Idol, Season 9. Siobhan Maher Kennedy, singer Siobhan Marshall, actress Siobhán McCarthy (born 1957), popular Irish actress of musical theater Siobhan McColl, figure skater Siobhain McDonagh, British Labour Member of Parliament Siobhan McGarry, television presenter Siobhán McKenna, Tony Award nominated actress who played Mary in the 1961 film King of Kings Siobhan Owen, Celtic / classical singer & harpist Siobhan Parekh, model Siobhan Parkinson, author of several children's books, including Kathleen: The Celtic Knot Siobhan Paton, paralympic swimmer Siobhan Redmond, actress Fictional characters [edit ] References [edit ] ^ a b Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A dictionary of first names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 356, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 . ^ a b Ó Corráin, Donnchadh; Maguire, Fidelma, Gaelic personal names, Academy Press, p. 165, ISBN 9780906187395 . ^ a b Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A dictionary of first names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 144, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 . ^ a b Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A dictionary of first names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 146, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 . ^ "Siobhán". Encyclopedia.com . Retrieved . 17 July 2010 . The webpage cited the following book: Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4. External links [edit ]