Irish pronunciation: or [ˈʃɪwaːn̪ˠ] [ʃəˈvˠaːn̪ˠ]
Hebrew יוחנן Yôḥānnān
Region of origin
Joan, Joanne, Joanna, Jane
Siobhán ( / / ; shi- VAUN 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 (without an accent) 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, Chevonne, Chivonne, Chevon and Shivan, and Chivoun and Ciobhinne. [ ] citation needed
Siobhán Ní Conchubhair Fáilghe, Queen of Ceneoil Fiachach, died 1310.
Siobhán Cam Níc Carthaigh, died 1371. [ ] citation needed
Siobhán Ní Butler, Queen of Uí Failghe died 1383.
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 Siobhán Garrigan, Theologian
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 Meow, transsexual Wack Pack member on The Howard Stern Show
Siobhán Ní Dhonacha, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa OSAS Academic Advisor
Siobhan Parekh, model
Siobhan Parkinson, author of several children's books, including Kathleen: The Celtic Knot
Siobhan Paton, paralympic swimmer
Siobhan Redmond, actress
Siobhan Moire Sheppard, Australian nurse
Fictional characters [ edit ]
Siobhan McGorran, a character in the
"Sunstorm" novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter Siobhan Dhillon, a character in the BBC TV series "
Mistresses (UK TV series)" Siobhan Sharp, "Head of Brand" for the London 2012 Olympic Games in the BBC comedy, "Twenty Twelve;" the character is a satire on jargon-filled but brainless public relations in the age of "social media."
Siobhan Beckett, a character in the Canadian science fiction television series "
Earth: Final Conflict".
Siobhan Clarke, Detective Sergeant in Ian Rankin's John Rebus novels. Siobhan Donovan, a
character in the BBC radio series The Archers.
Siobhan McDougal, a supernatural-powered villain appearing in DC Comics. Siobhan Martin, a character in the television series
. Ringer Siobhan, a vampire from the
Irish Coven in Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn. Siobhan, a character in Mark Haddon's
. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Siobhan Lamar, a character in Walker Percy's novel
Lancelot [6 ] Siobhan Von, a character in
Karen McCombie's Ally's World series. Siobhan, a character in the film
Inside I'm Dancing Siobhan, a French maid in the manga by Kaori Yuki called "Godchild"
Siobhan, the unseen mother of Nick and Matty Levan, from the 3rd generation of
Skins Siobhan Fairbrother, a character in the novel "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling
Siobhan O'Doul, a character on the show
Castle- season 5, Ep 18 - The Wild Rover Siobhan Walker, a charecter in C.E. Murphy's "The Walker Papers"
Siobhan Sadler, a character in the BBC America series "
Orphan Black" Siobhan Mailey, a character in Series 5 of the BBC's Waterloo Road. Played by Phoebe Dynevor.
Siobhan Ryan, one of the three daughters in the Ryan family appearing from 1978-1989 on the ABC daytime soap opera
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.
^ Kimball, Jennifer H. (2007). "Lancelot by Walker Percy". horrorart.biz . Retrieved 13 November 2011.
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