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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1925 7 0 7
1926 6 0 6
1927 6 0 6
1930 7 0 7
1932 5 0 5
1933 7 0 7
1934 8 0 8
1935 12 0 12
1936 12 0 12
1937 13 0 13
1938 18 0 18
1939 24 5 19
1940 35 0 35
1941 33 0 33
1942 50 5 45
1943 48 0 48
1944 48 0 48
1945 50 0 50
1946 55 0 55
1947 107 6 101
1948 123 0 123
1949 134 6 128
1950 174 10 164
1951 158 6 152
1952 224 11 213
1953 393 10 383
1954 424 11 413
1955 511 12 499
1956 593 23 570
1957 802 18 784
1958 1,028 14 1,014
1959 1,307 22 1,285
1960 1,444 22 1,422
1961 1,750 30 1,720
1962 1,869 19 1,850
1963 2,225 23 2,202
1964 3,051 38 3,013
1965 4,638 38 4,600 #79 boy name
1966 6,558 64 6,494 #50 boy name
1967 7,577 63 7,514 #44 boy name
1968 9,280 88 9,192 #37 boy name
1969 9,441 78 9,363 #37 boy name
1970 10,437 76 10,361 #37 boy name
1971 10,591 77 10,514 #36 boy name
1972 9,513 58 9,455 #33 boy name
1973 8,628 57 8,571 #36 boy name
1974 8,357 60 8,297 #37 boy name
1975 7,664 62 7,602 #40 boy name
1976 7,625 51 7,574 #42 boy name
1977 7,690 47 7,643 #43 boy name
1978 7,114 46 7,068 #45 boy name
1979 6,917 55 6,862 #49 boy name
1980 7,644 51 7,593 #48 boy name
1981 8,956 60 8,896 #44 boy name
1982 9,421 63 9,358 #44 boy name
1983 9,705 92 9,613 #44 boy name
1984 10,085 72 10,013 #43 boy name
1985 11,545 98 11,447 #38 boy name
1986 11,870 95 11,775 #37 boy name
1987 11,538 88 11,450 #40 boy name
1988 11,884 102 11,782 #38 boy name
1989 11,977 88 11,889 #39 boy name
1990 12,066 52 12,014 #37 boy name
1991 11,251 76 11,175 #40 boy name
1992 11,161 96 11,065 #42 boy name
1993 10,249 73 10,176 #42 boy name
1994 8,897 62 8,835 #44 boy name
1995 8,219 54 8,165 #45 boy name
1996 7,943 48 7,895 #46 boy name
1997 7,796 53 7,743 #48 boy name
1998 7,747 35 7,712 #50 boy name
1999 7,241 38 7,203 #56 boy name
2000 7,366 50 7,316 #57 boy name
2001 7,256 35 7,221 #57 boy name
2002 7,054 25 7,029 #59 boy name
2003 7,136 35 7,101 #61 boy name
2004 6,798 30 6,768 #64 boy name
2005 6,019 27 5,992 #75 boy name
2006 6,655 21 6,634 #68 boy name
2007 6,246 10 6,236 #76 boy name
2008 5,488 27 5,461 #83 boy name
2009 4,343 13 4,330 #97 boy name
2010 3,745 11 3,734
2011 3,188 9 3,179
2012 2,781 14 2,767
2013 2,202 14 2,188
2014 2,107 0 2,107

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sean" ranks #43 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 522 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2008. Across the entire United States a total of 5,488 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Sean popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sean" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sean as well as things modernly associated with the name Sean such as celebrities named Sean.

Celtic / Gaelic

Origin and Meaning of Sean

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.

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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Alternative Meanings

S is for special, you are, you know!

E is for endear, all those you touch.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Naes". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Enas". 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.

Past life for Sean born Feb 21, 1972

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

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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