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pinWhat does Sinclair mean?

Sinclair /sin-clair/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced sin-KLARE. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Sinclair is "from Saint-Clair".

Based on the name of a place in northern France. See also Santana and Seymour. Authors Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair.


Sinclair has 3 variants: Sinclaire, Sinclare and Synclair.

Sinclair has 5 more alternative forms via Santana, Seymour: Santanna, Seamor, Seamore, Seamour and Seymore.

Kreatif forms: Sanclair, Sinclairry. [more]

pinHow popular is Sinclair?

Sinclair is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#1239 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Sinclair and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Sinclair (outside Top 1000) are Santana (#887 the previous year) and Seymour. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.3885%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.0565%, 85.5% less), with the form Seymour becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Santana, Seymour in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sinclair and related baby names outside U.S.