Siobhan: Baby Name of the Day

Jeanne Sager
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Siobhan Magnus has been wowing the judges on American Idol, and all the happy Irish talk last week made us start debating her moniker's baby name potential.


Still fairly unusual, Siobhan doesn't even show up in the rankings on the Baby Name Finder -- so if you're not looking to have five kids answer you when you yell down the street, this could be a great pick for you.

I was surprised to find the name has not only Irish (where it means "praise) but Hebrew roots (where it means "kind") too, making this a great name with cultural resonance for a number of families.

And considering Siobhan Magnus' pipes, or the acting talent of SNL alum Siobhan Fallon (no relation to Jimmy Fallon in case you're wondering), you're in good company.


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