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Ranked #158


Gender: Boy. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #162).

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 smile, it gives you face value.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

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

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 "Easn". 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.

How popular is the name "Sean" in the U.S.?


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 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sean" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 65 babies in California have the same name as you in 1954. Across the entire United States a total of only 424 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 their career being from 1954 to 2012. Sean was born in 1930 as Thomas Sean Connery in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.


Sean Penn

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


Sean Bean

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


Sean Paul

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


Sean Astin

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


P. Diddy

P. Diddy is an actor, entrepreneur, rapper, record producer, and songwriter 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.


Past life for Sean born Aug 27, 1932

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 Sumatra approximately on 1350. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.