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Origin & Meaning

The name Sean is of Irish and English origin.

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


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 193 in baby name popularity for boys with 2107 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Sean Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Sean has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Sean to other names.


The name John, its variants and various language forms are all ultimately of Hebrew origin.

The name John itself is the English form of the Latin name Iohannes which in turn is derived from the New Testament Greek name Ioannes. The name Ioannes was a form of the Hebrew name Yochanan (יוֹחָנָן).

The name John is derived from the Hebrew elements yo an abbreviated form for the Name of the Lord and chanan meaning "grace or favor".

Besides many Biblical references, the name John has been frequently used by the royal families of Europe.

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Related Names

Sean is a form of the name John.

Variants of the name Sean include Shawn.

The names Daeshawn, Dajanae, Dajuan, Dajuana, Dasean, Daseana, Dejuan, Desean, Seanna are all forms of Sean.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Sean Connery, Sean Penn.

Name Fun

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

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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.

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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.