Which is the correct/original spelling?

Shawn or Sean?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Sean is the original spelling. Shawn and Shaun are an anglicized form of Sean, and Sean is the Irish form of John.

    Source(s): behindthename.com
  • eldeen
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    How To Spell Original

  • 1 decade ago

    Shawn

  • 1 decade ago

    The original spelling was Sean - it is the Gaelic version of John.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you're talking about the Irish spelling, it's Sean. Shawn & Shaun are the bastardized spelling, or phonetic spelling if you like that better.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the original spelling depends on the country because each country has different languages and ways of spelling things. but in most countries, the original spelling is Sean.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think Shawn was the original spelling.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sean.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sean, it's Irish.

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