|Pronunciation||Irish pronunciation: [ˈʃɪwaːn̪ˠ] or [ʃəˈvˠaːn̪ˠ]|
|Word/name||Hebrew יוחנן Yôḥānnān|
|Region of origin||Ireland|
|Related names||Joan, Joanne, Joanna, Jane, Sinéad, Sean|
Siobhan (English: // shi-VAWN) is a female given name of Irish origin. Its spelling in the Irish language is Siobhán (Irish pronunciation: [ʃəˈvˠaːn̪ˠ] or [ˈʃɪwaːn̪ˠ]), while the most common anglicisations are Shevaun and Shivaun.
The name is thus a cognate of the English Joan, derived from the Latin Ioanna and Iohanna (modern English Joanna, Joanne), 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 Hebrew Johanan (יוֹחָנָן Yôḥānān, a shortened form of יְהוֹחָנָן Yəhôḥānān), meaning 'God is gracious', and origin of the masculine name John and its cognates.
The male Irish form of the name is Sean.
- Siobhan Brooks, American sociologist
- Siobhan Chamberlain, British footballer
- Shivaune Christina, Australian former model and Miss Earth Australia 2003
- Siobhán Cleary, Irish composer
- Siobhán Coady, Canadian politician and businesswoman
- Siobhán Creaton, Irish journalist
- Siobhan Davies, English choreographer
- Siobhan de Maré, singer-songwriter
- Siobhan Dillon, English singer
- Siobhán Donaghy, Irish singer formerly of the Sugababes
- Siobhan Dowd, English writer
- Siobhan Fahey, Irish singer who was a member of Bananarama and Shakespears Sister
- Siobhan Fallon Hogan, American actress
- Siobhan Finneran, English actress
- Siobhan Haughey, Irish-Hong Kong Olympic swimmer
- Siobhan Hayes, British actress
- Siobhán Hapaska, Irish sculptor
- Siobhán Hoey, Irish sportswoman
- Siobhan Hunter, Scottish footballer
- Siobhan Karam, Canadian ice dancer
- Siobhán Killeen, Irish footballer
- Siobhan MacGowan, Anglo-Irish singer
- Siobhan Magnus, American contestant on American Idol, Season 9.
- Siobhan Maher Kennedy, singer
- Siobhan Marshall, New Zealand actress
- Siobhán McCarthy, Irish actress of musical theater
- Siobhan McColl, South African figure skater
- Siobhain McDonagh, British Labour Party MP
- Siobhan McGarry, Northern Irish television presenter
- Siobhán McKenna, Irish, Tony Award-winning actress
- Siobhán O'Brien, Irish singer-songwriter
- Siobhán O'Hanlon, Irish activist
- Siobhán Parkinson, Irish author of several children's books, including Kathleen: The Celtic Knot
- Siobhan Paton, Australian Paralympic swimmer
- Siobhan Redmond, Scottish actress
- Siobhan Roberts, Canadian science journalist
- Siobhan Thompson, CollegeHumor writer
- Siobhán Merritt Wever, Irish, Emmy Award-winning actress
- Siobhan Williams, Canadian actress
- Siobhan Clarke, Detective Sergeant in Ian Rankin's John Rebus novels.
- Silver Banshee, also known as Siobhan McDougal, a supervillain 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 Ryan, daughter of Maeve and Johnny Ryan on the American daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope
- Siobhan, one of Christopher's teachers at school in Mark Haddon'sThe 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
- Siobhan Brody, mother of Roarke in J. D. Robb's In Death series series
- Siobhan 'Shiv' Roy, daughter of patriarch Logan Roy on the HBO series Succession
- Todd, Loreto. Celtic Names for Children. O'Brien, 2000. p.73
- 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.
- Ó Corráin, Donnchadh; Maguire, Fidelma, Gaelic personal names, Academy Press, p. 165, ISBN 9780906187395.
- 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
- 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. HighBeam Research. Retrieved 17 July 2010.[dead link]. 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.
- Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A dictionary of first names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 409, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1.
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