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What does Sinclair mean?

Sinclair Pronunciation of Sinclair 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.




VARIANTS Sinclaire, Sinclare, Synclair



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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, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sinclair name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Sinclair are Santana (#732 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 0.02%, 71% LESS), with the form Seymour going out of style. Santana is a perennial favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sinclair, Santana, Seymour in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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.

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