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515
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Sean

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How popular is the baby 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 47 0 47
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 510 12 498
1956 593 23 570
1957 801 18 783
1958 1,027 14 1,013
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 2,223 23 2,200
1964 3,051 38 3,013
1965 4,638 38 4,600 #78 boy name
1966 6,562 64 6,498 #50 boy name
1967 7,574 63 7,511 #44 boy name
1968 9,279 88 9,191 #37 boy name
1969 9,437 78 9,359 #37 boy name
1970 10,435 76 10,359 #37 boy name
1971 10,594 77 10,517 #36 boy name
1972 9,512 58 9,454 #33 boy name
1973 8,627 57 8,570 #36 boy name
1974 8,355 60 8,295 #37 boy name
1975 7,663 62 7,601 #40 boy name
1976 7,627 51 7,576 #42 boy name
1977 7,690 47 7,643 #43 boy name
1978 7,115 46 7,069 #45 boy name
1979 6,916 55 6,861 #49 boy name
1980 7,647 51 7,596 #48 boy name
1981 8,957 60 8,897 #44 boy name
1982 9,426 63 9,363 #44 boy name
1983 9,705 92 9,613 #44 boy name
1984 10,088 72 10,016 #43 boy name
1985 11,545 98 11,447 #38 boy name
1986 11,870 95 11,775 #37 boy name
1987 11,539 88 11,451 #40 boy name
1988 11,884 102 11,782 #38 boy name
1989 11,976 88 11,888 #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 7,242 38 7,204 #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 6,799 30 6,769 #64 boy name
2005 6,019 27 5,992 #75 boy name
2006 6,655 21 6,634 #68 boy name
2007 6,247 10 6,237 #76 boy name
2008 5,490 27 5,463 #83 boy name
2009 4,344 13 4,331 #97 boy name
2010 3,747 11 3,736
2011 3,191 9 3,182
2012 2,784 14 2,770
2013 2,205 14 2,191
2014 2,119 0 2,119
2015 1,876 6 1,870

Fun Facts about the name Sean

  • How many people with the first name Sean have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 416,275 babies born with the first name Sean in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sean to occupy the territory of Martinique (France) with an estimated population of 408,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sean? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Sean first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sean is Thursday, February 23rd, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Sean born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sean was in 1990 with a total of 12,014 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sean!
  • Random Sean Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sean ranks 47th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 234 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Sean: Your name in reverse order is Naes. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sena. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sean? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 515 people with the last name Sean.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sean? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sean as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common last names for Sean

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  • Williams
  • Murphy
  • Obrien
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  • Brown
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Miller
  • Kelley

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sean U.S.
  White 36.31% 64.26%
  African American 12.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 40.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sean

People with the last name Sean are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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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.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sean
A seine. See Seine.

Anglicised form of the Irish name Seán (“John”).

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons With the Name Sean

Sir Sean Connery

Sir Sean Connery is an actor. His career lasted from 1954 to 2012. Sean was given the name Thomas Sean Connery on August 25th, 1930 in Fountainbridge.

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Sean Penn

Sean Penn is an Ambassador-at-large for Haiti. Sean was born on August 17th, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.

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Sean Bean

Sean Bean is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1983. Sean was given the name Shaun Mark Bean on April 17th, 1959 in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Sean Combs

Sean Combs is an actor, entrepreneur, rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Sean was given the name Sean John Combs on November 4th, 1969 in Harlem, New York City, U.S.

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Sean Paul

Sean Paul is a rapper, musician, singer, producer, and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Sean was given the name Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques on January 9th, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Big Sean

Big Sean is a hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Big was given the name Sean Michael Leonard Anderson on March 25th, 1988 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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  • Sean Astin
    (actor)
  • Sean Parker
    (entrepreneur)
  • Sean Gunn
    (actor)
  • Sean Lennon
    (musician)
  • Sean Hannity
    (radio host/television host)
  • Sean Young
    (actress)
  • Sean Paul Lockhart
    (film actor)
  • Sean Waltman
    (wrestler)
  • Sean Murray
    (actor)
  • Sean Taylor
    (football player)
  • Sean Smith
    (information management officer)
  • Sean Kingston
    (musician)
  • Sean Hayes
    (actor)
  • Sean Harris
    (actor/writer)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sean

Big Sean

Big Sean is a hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Big was given the name Sean Michael Leonard Anderson on March 25th, 1988 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Jay Sean

Jay Sean is a pop music, contemporary r&b, hip hop music, bhangra (music), synthpop, and british soul musician. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Jay was given the name Kamaljit Singh Jhooti on March 26th, 1979 in London, England, UK. Jay is also known as Jay Sean.

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Caleb Sean

Caleb Sean is an important somebody. Caleb was born in 1986.

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Oliver Sean

Oliver Sean is a famed human. Oliver was born on October 11th, 1979. Oliver is also known as Alvarez and Oliver.

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Chin Bun Sean

Chin Bun Sean is an influential human.

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What does the name Sean mean?

Sis for special, you are, you know!

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Ais for adaptable, whenever things change

Nis for noble, your regal bearing.

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