Sean: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Sean | Boys
Origin of the name Sean:
Derived from Seán, an Irish cognate of John (God is gracious). See JOHN.
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John is listed here as a common brother's name for Sean. Please do not name multiple children in the same family Sean, John, and Ian. It's the same name.
I don't agree re "Please do not name multiple children in the same family Sean, John, and Ian". My
name is John. Not wanting to upset either granddad, and wanting my son named after me without using
"Jr", we named our first son Ian. Our second son, Sean. Both sons are adults now, both love their
unique name, and proud of them.
Haha I just read that. I agree. My husband's name is Sean Patrick. Very Irish. Pretty name.
Sean is the Irish version of John. One of many versions of that name, we're also common to: John, Sean, Johann, Jean, Juan and many, many others spread across nearly all cultures...
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- Nicknames for Sean: | Edit
Simple Sean, Shean, Shawny, Complex Sean, Se, Shaw
In Ireland, sometimes people would call my brother "Seánín" (Pronounced Shawneen)
- Meanings and history of the name Sean: | Edit
Hebrew for heavenly generosity
- Famous real-life people named Sean: | Edit
Sean Penn - American actor
Sean Connery- British Actor
Sean Lennon - American musician; son of John Lennon
Sean Payton - American football coach
Sean Combs - American musician
Sean McNamera- Movie director
- Sean in song, story & screen: | Edit
Dr. Sean McNamera- "Nip/Tuck"
Sean Hunter- "Boy meet world" (sometimes in captions also spelt Shawn)
Sean Finnerty- "Grounded For Life"
Global Popularity of the Name Sean
- #1 in Ireland
- #20 in Northern Ireland
- #44 in Scotland
- #83 in United States
- #88 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #92 in Canada (Alberta)
- #98 in England
- #163 in Canada (Quebec)
- #238 in Norway