What does Sinclair mean?
Sinclair [sin-clair] 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.
Associated with: saint.
(male) Sanclair, Shaclair, ..
(female) Sinman, Sinsa, .. Middle name pairings:
Sinclair Kellin (S.K.), ..
How 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)
Sinclair was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #1728 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Sinclair are Santana (#869 from current records) and Seymour. Adoption of these forms of Sinclair was widespread during the years 1920-1929 (adoption of 0.06%) and has become much lower since (adoption 0.01%, 78% less), with the form Seymour going out of style. Santana is a perennial favorite.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Alair, Blair▼, Clair▼, Ellair, Kincaid, Sacar (see Sachar), Sachar, Sanctio, Schylar, Shachar, Silas▲, Silvain, Silver, Silvio, Simcha, Sinbad, Sindbah, Sinjin, Skielar, Skyelar and Skylar. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sinclair.See names in meaning and etymology.