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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, Chevone, Chivonne, Chevon and Shivan, and Chivoun and Ciobhinne and Shavorn.
Siobhan Brooks, sociologist
Siobhan Chamberlain, British footballer
Shivaune Christina, former model and Miss Earth Australia 2003
Siobhan Coady, Canadian politician and businesswoman
Siobhan Creaton, journalist
Siobhan Davies, choreographer
Siobhan de Maré,
Siobhan Dillon, singer
Siobhán Donaghy, singer formerly of the Sugababes
Siobhan Dowd, writer
Siobhan Fahey, 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, Irish actress of musical theater
Siobhan McColl, figure skater
Siobhain McDonagh, British Labour Party MEP
Siobhan McGarry, television presenter
Siobhán McKenna, Tony Award nominated actress
Siobhan Owen, Celtic / classical singer and harpist
Siobhan Parkinson, author of several children's books, including Kathleen: The Celtic Knot
Siobhan Paton, paralympic swimmer
Siobhan Redmond, actress
Fictional characters [ edit ]
Siobhan Clarke, Detective Sergeant in Ian Rankin's John Rebus novels.
Siobhan McDougal, a supernatural-powered villain appearing in DC Comics.
Siobhan Sadler, also known as "Mrs. S" a foster mother to two of the main characters in the television series Orphan Black Siobhan Martin, one of the twin sisters portrayed by
Sarah Michelle Gellar in the short-lived drama Ringer. Siobhan, one of Christopher's teachers at school in Mark Haddon's
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Siobhan, female vampire appearing in the last book of
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer Siobhan Sharpe, Head of Brand for the Olympic Deliverance Commission in the BBC television series
Twenty Twelve Siobhan Kelly, Deputy in the Cinemax series
Banshee (TV series) Siobhan, Sidhe(Faerie), Captain of Prince Cel's guard in
Laurell K. Hamilton's, " Merry Gentry (Series)" Siobhan Brody, Mother of Roarke in
J. D. Robb's "In Death" series [6 ]
Diminutive [ edit ]
Siobhán has a corresponding diminutive form,
Sinéad (after French Jeannette). Examples of this name include singer Sinéad O'Connor.
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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