Sean - boys name

Sean name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 91%

Sean name meaning:

The name Sean is a variant of the name John, which has Hebrew origins and means "God is gracious" or "gift from God." Sean is an Irish form of the name, popularized by Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist. As such, it carries strong religious connotations and symbolizes divine favor and blessings.

People with the name Sean are often described as compassionate, understanding, and empathetic. They possess a gentle nature and are known for their ability to connect with others on an emotional level. This name is associated with individuals who have a strong sense of spirituality and a deep devotion to their beliefs.

Overall, the name Sean represents someone who is kind-hearted, generous, and has a strong connection to their faith. It embodies the idea of being a divine gift and serves as a reminder of the importance of grace and gratitude in one's life.

Origin: Irish

God's gracious gift.

Related names

Sean , Sine

Other boys names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 412 out of 4789

103 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (191)

Historical popularity of Sean

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