What does Sinead mean?
Sinead \s(i)-nead\ as a girls' name is pronounced sha-NADE. It is of Irish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Sinead is "God is gracious". Variant of Jane or Janet, which are feminine forms of John. Sinead was made familiar to Americans by singer Sinead O'Connor. Actress Sinead Cusack.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Shanae.
Sinead has 32 more alternative forms via Jane, Janet: Gene▼, Gianna, Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jana▼, Janae▼, Janean, Janeane, Janee, Janeen, Janel▼, Janela, Janene, Janet▼, Janeta, Janeth, Janett, Janey, Jania, Janka, Janna▼, Jean▼, Jenda, Jinna, Jinnet, Jinnett, Jonet, Sheena▼, Shene, Vania and Vanya.
Sinead is an unusual given name for women. Sinead is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Sinead for girls. Sinead reached its peak position of #23 in Ireland in the year 1998, but is not listed currently. (2013 Birth Statistics)
Prominent varying forms of Sinead rated in the Top 1000 are Gene, Gianna (#95 last year), Jana, Janae (#932), Jane (#322), Janeen, Janel, Janet, Janna, Jean, John, Shanae, Sheena and Sina. Usage of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.3116%) and has become much less since (usage 0.1101%, down 64.7%), with versions such as Janae, Janet, John, Shanae and Sheena falling out of fashion. Gianna (#95) is the most trendy girl name in this list. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Sinead and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)