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How do you pronounce "Siobhán"?

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Siobhan's pronunciation is "shi-VAWN." It is the Irish form of the name Jehanne and is a female name. The name's etymology traces back to the Hebrew name Johanan, which means "God is gracious." The male version in Ireland is Sean.

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Some variants of Siobhan that have a closer spelling to its pronunciation are Chevonne, Shevaun and Shavonne. One famous person with the name is the actress Siobhan McKenna, whose popularity helped increase the popularity of the name in the 20th century. Other forms of Siobhan throughout the world include the Italian name Giovanna, the Spanish name Juana, the Croatian name Ivana and the Romanian name Ioana.

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