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Sean name meaning

First Name
422k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
515
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sean mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sean

User Submitted Origins

Irish
74%
English
14%
Celtic
8%
Persian/Iranian
4%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 3 people from all over the world, the name Sean is of Irish origin and means "God's Gracious Gift".
  2. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Sean means "Gracious gift of god".
  3. According to a user from Canada, the name Sean is of Irish origin and means "Celtic variation of John - Means 'Gift of God'".
  4. 6 people from Texas, U.S. agree the name Sean is of Irish origin and means "Gift from GOD".
  5. According to 4 people from all over the world, the name Sean is of Irish origin and means "Gift of God".
  6. A user from Zimbabwe says the name Sean is of Persian / Iranian origin and means "It's means gift from god".
  7. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Sean is of Irish origin and means "Sean is Gaelic for the name John. Which means 'God is Gracious'".
  8. A user from South Carolina, U.S. says the name Sean is of Irish origin and means "God is Gracious (and trust me I know my name is Sean)".
  9. According to a user from Oklahoma, U.S., the name Sean is of Irish origin and means "God is gracious".
  10. A user from Ohio, U.S. says the name Sean is of Irish origin and means "God is griesios".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sean
A seine. See Seine.
Wiktionary

Anglicised form of the Irish name Seán (“John”).

  1. A male given name from Irish.

Notable Persons Named Sean

Notable Persons Named Sean

Sir Sean Connery

Sir Sean Connery is an actor. His career lasted from 1954 to 2012. Sean was given the name Thomas Sean Connery on August 25th, 1930 in Fountainbridge.

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Sean Penn

Sean Penn is an Ambassador-at-large for Haiti. Sean was born on August 17th, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.

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Sean Bean

Sean Bean is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1983. Sean was given the name Shaun Mark Bean on April 17th, 1959 in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Sean Combs

Sean Combs is an actor, entrepreneur, rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Sean was given the name Sean John Combs on November 4th, 1969 in Harlem, New York City, U.S.

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Sean Paul

Sean Paul is a rapper, musician, singer, producer, and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Sean was given the name Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques on January 9th, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Big Sean

Big Sean is a hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Big was given the name Sean Michael Leonard Anderson on March 25th, 1988 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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  • Sean Astin
    Actor
  • Sean Parker
    Entrepreneur
  • Sean Gunn
    Actor
  • Sean Lennon
    Musician
  • Sean Hannity
    Radio Host/television Host
  • Sean Young
    Actress
  • Sean Paul Lockhart
    Film Actor
  • Sean Waltman
    Wrestler
  • Sean Murray
    Actor
  • Sean Taylor
    Football Player
  • Sean Smith
    Information Management Officer
  • Sean Kingston
    Musician
  • Sean Hayes
    Actor
  • Sean Harris
    Actor/writer

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sean

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sean

Big Sean

Big Sean is a hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Big was given the name Sean Michael Leonard Anderson on March 25th, 1988 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Jay Sean

Jay Sean is a pop music, contemporary r&b, hip hop music, bhangra (music), synthpop, and british soul musician. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Jay was given the name Kamaljit Singh Jhooti on March 26th, 1979 in London, England, UK. Jay is also known as Jay Sean.

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Caleb Sean

Caleb was born in 1986.

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Oliver Sean

Oliver was born on October 11th, 1979. Oliver is also known as Alvarez and Oliver.

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Chin Bun Sean

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sean U.S.
  White 36.31% 64.26%
  African American 12.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 40.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sean

People with the last name Sean are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Sean

  • What name lists does Sean rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Sean? Sean is the 162nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sean was the 42,163rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sean have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 421,868 babies born with the first name Sean in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sean to occupy the country of Malta with an estimated population of 417,617 (as of December 31, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sean? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Sean first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sean is Thursday, February 23rd, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Sean born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sean was in 1990 with a total of 12,015 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sean!
  • Random Sean Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sean ranks 68th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 64 babies in Connecticut have the same name in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Sean: The name spelled backwards is Naes. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Sane. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sean? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 515 people with the last name Sean.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sean? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sean as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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