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Sean Meaning


What does Sean mean?

The name Sean is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Sean is "G-d is gracious".

Sean is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Shawn.

The Given Name Sean

Sean is a form of John. See John for further details.

The name Sean, has a wonderfully fearless quality.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Alternate names include Shain, Shaughn, Shaun, Shawn, Shawne, Shon, Shonn.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Sean Astin, and Sean Bean.

Sean Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 269 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,310 occurrences. It ranked 17,601 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 251 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,473 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Sean has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Sean Name Popularity Page.

Sean Related Names

Sean is a form of John.

Variants of the name Sean include Shain, Shaughn, Shaun, Shawn, Shawne, Shon, Shonn.

The names Seana, Shane are all forms of Sean.

Famous Seans

  • Sean ~ 1 storm
  • Sean Astin ~ Actor
  • Sean Bean ~ Actor
  • Sean Connery ~ Actor
  • Sean Hayes ~ Actor
  • Sean MacBride ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1974
  • Sean Murray ~ Actor
  • Sean Patrick Flanery ~ Actor
  • Sean Patrick Thomas ~ Actor
  • Sean Penn ~ Actor

Sean Numerology

What will your new littleSean be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Sean are often agile and sweet but most of all they are read more >>

Sean Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Sean in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Sean.

Just for fun, see the name Sean in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Sean in Nautical Flags page.