Usage: Sean, of hebrew origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Sean are in general originating from France, Ireland, Malta, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Meaning: God is gracious
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The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 3.
Qualities: Creative, Light-Hearted
Ruling planet: Jupiter
Colors: Purple, Lilac, Mauve
The name Sean is ranked on the 92nd position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 5054700 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.07% of the population. The name Sean has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Sean for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name day of Sean is 24 June.
History and Origin
Seán (Ulster dialect spelling Séan) is an Irish language name. It is Irish borrowing of the Norman French Jehan (see Jean). Anglicisations of the name include Sean, Shane, Shayne, Shaine, Shan, Shon, Shaun, and Shawn. The name Shane comes from the Ulster pronunciation of the name, whereas the names Shaun, Shawn, or Sean come from the way it is pronounced in Munster, Leinster, and Connacht.
Irish Gaelic form of John, derived in the early Middle Ages from Anglo-Norman Jehan. The name has always been common in Ireland, but is now being increasingly chosen also by parents who have no Irish connections (usually without the accent, Sean).
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