Sinclair name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sinclair

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Sinclair is of Scottish origin and means "It's the name of an old castle in Scottland".
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  1. English electrical engineer who founded a company that introduced many innovative products (born in 1940)
  2. United States writer whose novels argued for social reform (1878-1968)

Derived from St Claire, to whom the clan's churches were dedicated.

  1. A Scottish surname​, that of a clan.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Sinclair

Notable Persons Named Sinclair

Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis was a novelist, playwright, and short story. Sinclair was given the name Harry Sinclair Lewis on February 7th, 1885 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. He left this life on January 10th, 1951.


Sinclair is a funk singer-songwriter. He has been prominent since 1993. Sinclair was given the name Mathieu Blanc-Francard on July 19th, 1970 in Tours, France. Sinclair is also known as Sinclair.

Sinclair Weeks

Sinclair Weeks was a bank. Sinclair was born on June 15th, 1893 in Newton, Massachusetts. He died on February 7th, 1972.

Sinclair Ross

Sinclair Ross was a writer. Sinclair was given the name James Sinclair Ross on January 22nd, 1908 in near Shellbrook, Saskatchewan. He left this life on February 29th, 1996.

Sinclair Stevens

Sinclair Stevens is a President of the Treasury Board, Leader of the Progressive Canadian Party, and Progressive Canadian Party. His ongoing career started in 2007. Sinclair was born on February 11th, 1927 in Halton Hills.

Sinclair Beecham


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sinclair

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sinclair

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel is an actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Vin was given the name Mark Sinclair on July 18th, 1967 in Alameda County, California, United States.

Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair was a writer. Upton was given the name Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. on September 20th, 1878 in Baltimore. He died on November 25th, 1968.

Scott Sinclair

Scott Sinclair is a soccer player for the Aston Villa F.C., Bristol Rovers F.C., Chelsea F.C., Plymouth Argyle F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Charlton Athletic F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Wigan Athletic F.C., Swansea City A.F.C., Manchester City F.C., and West Bromwich Albion F. Scott was born on March 25th, 1989 in Bath, England.


Belladonna was given the name Michelle Anne Sinclair on May 21st, 1981 in Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S. Belladonna is also known as Sinclair and Michelle Anne.

Veronica Sinclair

Veronica Sinclair is a comics character.

Jerome Sinclair

Jerome Sinclair is a soccer player for the Liverpool F.C., West Bromwich Albion F.C., Liverpool F.C. Reserves, Academy, Wigan Athletic F.C., England national under-16 football team, and England national under-17 football team. Jerome was born on September 20th, 1996 in Birmingham, England. Jerome is also known as Sinclair and Jerome Terence.

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  • Sir Clive Sinclair
  • Willy Moon
  • John Sinclair
  • James Sinclair
    Minister of Fisheries (1952–1957)
  • Iain Sinclair
  • Donald Sinclair
    Merchant Naval Officer
  • Frank Sinclair
    Soccer Player
  • The Viscount Thurso
    Office Holder
  • Elizabeth McHutcheson Sinclair
  • Malcolm Sinclair
  • Richard Sinclair
  • Allan Gordon Sinclair
  • May Sinclair

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sinclair U.S.
  White 73.01% 64.26%
  African American 19.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.71% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sinclair

People with the last name Sinclair are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Sinclair

  • How Popular is the name Sinclair? Sinclair is the 7,652nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sinclair was the 1,290th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sinclair have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,737 babies born with the first name Sinclair in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sinclair to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sinclair? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Sinclair first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sinclair is Monday, December 27th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Sinclair born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sinclair was in 1924 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Sinclair Factoid: According to the 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sinclair is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name in 1933.
  • Weird things about the name Sinclair: The name spelled backwards is Rialcnis. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Niicsalr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sinclair? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 27,243 people with the last name Sinclair.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sinclair? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Sinclair as their last name.
  • Sinclair name meaning

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