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
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 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.
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