First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sheehan

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Alt. Meaning

S is for strength, there when needed.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

A is for admirers, and all that you have!

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sheehan

Robert Sheehan is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2003. Robert was given the name Robert Michael Sheehan on January 7th, 1988 in Port Laoise. Robert is also known as Robbie.


Cindy Sheehan is an activist. Cindy was given the name Cindy Lee Miller on July 10th, 1957 in Inglewood, California.


Billy Sheehan is a hard rock, heavy metal music, jazz fusion, instrumental rock, and progressive rock musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to present. Billy was given the name William Sheehan on March 19th, 1953 in Buffalo, New York, USA.


Fran Sheehan is a rock music bassist and arrangement. He has had major accomplishments since 1963. Fran was born Fran Sheehan on March 26th, 1949.


Bobby Sheehan was a rock music musician and songwriter. He plays Bass guitar. His most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to 1999. Bobby was born on June 12th, 1968 in Summit, New Jersey United States. He breathed his last breath on August 20th, 1999.


Pat Sheehan is a playboy playmate. Pat was born on September 7th, 1931 in San Francisco, California, U.S.


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Popularity of Sheehan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sheehan U.S.
  White 95.22% 64.26%
  African American 0.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sheehan

People with the last name Sheehan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sheehan

  • How Popular is the name Sheehan? Sheehan is the 41,277th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sheehan was the 1,305th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sheehan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 74 babies born with the first name Sheehan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sheehan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sheehan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Sheehan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sheehan is Wednesday, June 4th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Sheehan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sheehan was in 2001 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sheehan: Your name in reverse order is Naheehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Seehnha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sheehan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 26,902 people with the last name Sheehan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sheehan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Sheehan as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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