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414k
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since 1880

Sean

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
  • Meaning: God is Gracious
  • #158 All Time
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How popular is the name "Sean" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1925707
1926606
1927606
1930707
1932505
1933707
1934808
193512012
193612012
193713013
193818018
193924519
194035035
194133033
194250545
194348048
194448048
194550050
194655055
19471076101
19481230123
19491346128
195017410164
19511586152
195222411213
195339310383
195442411413
195551112499
195659323570
195780218784
19581,028141,014
19591,307221,285
19601,444221,422
19611,750301,720
19621,869191,850
19632,225232,202
19643,051383,013
19654,638384,600#79 boy name
19666,558646,494#50 boy name
19677,577637,514#44 boy name
19689,280889,192#37 boy name
19699,441789,363#37 boy name
197010,4377610,361#37 boy name
197110,5917710,514#36 boy name
19729,513589,455#33 boy name
19738,628578,571#36 boy name
19748,357608,297#37 boy name
19757,664627,602#40 boy name
19767,625517,574#42 boy name
19777,690477,643#43 boy name
19787,114467,068#45 boy name
19796,917556,862#49 boy name
19807,644517,593#48 boy name
19818,956608,896#44 boy name
19829,421639,358#44 boy name
19839,705929,613#44 boy name
198410,0857210,013#43 boy name
198511,5459811,447#38 boy name
198611,8709511,775#37 boy name
198711,5388811,450#40 boy name
198811,88410211,782#38 boy name
198911,9778811,889#39 boy name
199012,0665212,014#37 boy name
199111,2517611,175#40 boy name
199211,1619611,065#42 boy name
199310,2497310,176#42 boy name
19948,897628,835#44 boy name
19958,219548,165#45 boy name
19967,943487,895#46 boy name
19977,796537,743#48 boy name
19987,747357,712#50 boy name
19997,241387,203#56 boy name
20007,366507,316#57 boy name
20017,256357,221#57 boy name
20027,054257,029#59 boy name
20037,136357,101#61 boy name
20046,798306,768#64 boy name
20056,019275,992#75 boy name
20066,655216,634#68 boy name
20076,246106,236#76 boy name
20085,488275,461#83 boy name
20094,343134,330#97 boy name
20103,745113,734
20113,18893,179
20122,781142,767
20132,202142,188
20142,10702,107

Want to know about the populiarty of Sean? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 414,370 babies born with the name Sean in the United States. That's more than enough Seans to occupy the territory of Martinique (France) with an estimated population of 408,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1925 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sean" was in 1990 with a total of 12,014 babies. (That's a lot of baby Seans)

According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sean" ranks #58 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 76 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of 11,161 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Sean" mean?

Sean (Celtic/Gaelic): God is Gracious

The name "Sean" is of Celtic/Gaelic origin and it means "God is Gracious". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There are 8 other names that are similar to this one.

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Naes". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Saen". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Sean popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Sean in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Sean

Sean Connery

Sean Connery is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1954 to 2012. Sean was born in 1930 as Thomas Sean Connery in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Sean Penn

Sean Penn is an actor and filmmaker. with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1974 to present. Sean was born in 1960 as Sean Justin Penn in Los Angeles County, California, United States.

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Sean Bean

Sean Bean is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1983 to present. Sean was born in 1959 as Shaun Mark Bean in Handsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Sean Paul

Sean Paul is a rapper, toaster, musician, and singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Sean was born in 1973 as Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Sean Astin

Sean Astin is an actor, director, producer, and voice artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Sean was born in 1971 as Sean Patrick Duke in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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P. Diddy

P. Diddy is an actor, entrepreneur, rapper, and record producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1990 to present. P. was born in 1969 as Sean John Combs in Harlem, New York City, U.S.

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Past life for Sean born Dec 15, 1925

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 875. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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