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pinWhat does Sean mean?

Sean /sean/ as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Sean) is pronounced shon. It is of Irish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Sean is "God is gracious".

Variant of John, from French Jean. Spread outside of Ireland only in the 20th century. Occasionally used in hyphenated names. Heavily influenced by actors Sean Connery and Sean Penn. Basketball player Shawn Kemp; actors Sean Hayes, Sean Astin, Sean Bean; musician and entrepreneur Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.


pinVariations

Sean has 7 variants: Seancarlo, Seanmark, Seanpatrick, Shane, Shaughn, Shaun and Shawn.

Related boy name: Eoin.

Sean has 30 more different relations via Jean, John, Shawn: Ean, Eian, Eion, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Ewen, Gian, Hans, Heanno, Iain, Ian, Ivan, Ivann, Iwan, Jan, Jean, Jehan, Jens, Jian, Joao, Johan, Jon, Jovan, Juan, Juwan, Seann, Shawnn, Shonn and Zane.

Sean has 1 feminine form: Shawna.

Kreatif forms: Seanna, Seanney, Seanny. [more]

pinHow popular is Sean?

Sean is a very popular first name for men (#94 out of 1220, Top 8%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#31492 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Sean for boys. Sean entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #37 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is currently at #193. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sean name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sean outside U.S.

John (#26 2 years ago), Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Juan (#98), Ivan (#132), Zane (#224), Shane (#277), Shawn (#323), Johan (#579), Jon (#675), Shaun (#742), Ean (#997), Juwan, Jovan, Jens, Euan, Eoin, Ewan, Hans, Jan, Iain and Jean are the prominent varying forms of Sean (#193 2 years ago) appearing in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Jian, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Sean reached its highest during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4783%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.3739%, 21.8%). John is more widely used than the rest, although Evan seems to be gaining favor too, and Shaun used to be popular. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Sean and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sean, Ean, Evan, Hans, Ian in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ivan, Jan, Jean, Johan, John in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jon, Jovan, Juan, Juwan, Shane in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shaun, Shawn, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sean, Eoin, Euan, Evan, Ewan outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Iain, Ian, Jens, Johan, John outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Zane outside U.S.


pinSimilar Names

Sean is alike in pronunciation to Chan, Shaan, Shan, Shann, Shayn and Sion. Other recommended similar baby names are Dean, Kean, Sam, Seal, Shani, Sohan, Stan, Swain, Swayn, Swen and Syon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sean.

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