Sheridan

First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
22k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sheridan

"Sheridan" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "To Seek". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Irish playwright remembered for his satirical comedies of manners (1751-1816)
Wiktionary
  1. A Irish surname​;the Anglicised form of Irish Ó Sirideáin.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name of modern usage in uncommon circumstances.
  4. The Irish playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  5. Any of many placenames

Notable Persons Named Sheridan

Sheridan Smith is an actress, singer, and dancer. She was most active from 1998 to present. Sheridan was born on June 25th, 1981 in Epworth, Lincolnshire.

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Sheridan Morley was a broadcaster, author, biographer, critic, and stage director. Sheridan was born Sheridan Morley on December 5th, 1941 in Ascot, Berkshire, England. He left this life on February 16th, 2007.

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Sheridan was born on October 13th, 1984 in Dallas.

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Sheridan Crane is a soap character.

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Sheridan Downey was a from California and United States Senate. He was most prominent from 1939 to 1950. Sheridan was born on March 11th, 1884 in Laramie, Wyoming. He left this life on October 25th, 1961.

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Sheridan Titman is a in the fields of financial economics, including energy finance, investment banking, and real estate finance. Sheridan was born on May 23rd, 1954 in Denver.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sheridan

Tye Sheridan is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Tye was given the name Tye Kayle Sheridan on November 11th, 1996 in Elkhart, Texas.

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Nicollette Sheridan is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Nicollette was born on November 21st, 1963 in Worthing, Sussex, England.

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Jamey Sheridan is an actor. He was most active from 1981 to present. Jamey was given the name James Patrick Sheridan on July 12th, 1951 in Pasadena, California. Jamey is also known as James Sheridan.

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Philip Sheridan is a military person.

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Ann Sheridan was an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1934 to 1967. Ann was given the name Clara Lou Sheridan on February 21st, 1915 in Denton, Texas, U.S. She left this life on January 21st, 1967.

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Kelly Sheridan is a voice actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1993. Kelly was born Kelly Sheridan on May 19th, 1977 in Ottawa.

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How popular is the baby name Sheridan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1891 14 0 14
1893 5 0 5
1895 8 0 8
1896 6 0 6
1898 7 0 7
1902 6 0 6
1903 6 0 6
1906 5 0 5
1908 5 0 5
1910 5 0 5
1911 8 0 8
1912 14 0 14
1913 13 0 13
1914 22 0 22
1915 20 0 20
1916 19 0 19
1917 21 0 21
1918 24 0 24
1919 24 0 24
1920 21 0 21
1921 33 0 33
1922 26 0 26
1923 35 0 35
1924 29 0 29
1925 30 0 30
1926 36 0 36
1927 28 0 28
1928 42 6 36
1929 25 0 25
1930 26 0 26
1931 21 0 21
1932 12 0 12
1933 19 0 19
1934 27 0 27
1935 29 0 29
1936 50 17 33
1937 40 13 27
1938 61 17 44
1939 50 22 28
1940 66 24 42
1941 83 31 52
1942 88 44 44
1943 98 58 40
1944 84 52 32
1945 58 32 26
1946 108 62 46
1947 101 71 30
1948 82 48 34
1949 86 47 39
1950 73 48 25
1951 64 46 18
1952 42 26 16
1953 47 27 20
1954 60 28 32
1955 35 23 12
1956 34 21 13
1957 40 27 13
1958 44 27 17
1959 46 24 22
1960 40 20 20
1961 50 31 19
1962 42 24 18
1963 46 27 19
1964 34 17 17
1965 47 30 17
1966 37 21 16
1967 42 28 14
1968 53 29 24
1969 68 40 28
1970 52 23 29
1971 85 42 43
1972 58 29 29
1973 60 23 37
1974 53 24 29
1975 54 26 28
1976 43 17 26
1977 44 24 20
1978 42 21 21
1979 61 29 32
1980 67 35 32
1981 41 17 24
1982 46 30 16
1983 49 20 29
1984 46 29 17
1985 61 37 24
1986 62 41 21
1987 67 42 25
1988 67 36 31
1989 107 72 35
1990 139 87 52
1991 151 105 46
1992 179 133 46
1993 193 150 43
1994 207 172 35
1995 221 171 50
1996 243 202 41
1997 259 218 41
1998 225 188 37
1999 235 199 36
2000 287 264 23
2001 328 305 23
2002 242 225 17
2003 228 207 21
2004 212 192 20
2005 167 153 14
2006 136 129 7
2007 130 119 11
2008 86 79 7
2009 84 84 0
2010 69 63 6
2011 59 50 9
2012 51 51 0
2013 46 38 8
2014 44 38 6
2015 34 34 0
2016 43 36 7
2017 27 22 5

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Popularity of Sheridan as a first name

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Popularity of Sheridan as a last name

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Common last names for Sheridan

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Cox
  • Johnson
  • King
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sheridan U.S.
  White 91.14% 64.26%
  African American 3.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.96% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sheridan

People with the last name Sheridan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sheridan

  • What name lists does Sheridan rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Sheridan? Sheridan is the 2,822nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sheridan was the 1,623rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sheridan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,160 babies born with the first name Sheridan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sheridan to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sheridan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Sheridan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sheridan is Wednesday, June 24th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Sheridan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sheridan was in 2001 with a total of 305 babies.
  • Random Sheridan Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sheridan is not a popular baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Sheridan: Your name in reverse order is Nadirehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iansdrhe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sheridan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 22,177 people with the last name Sheridan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sheridan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Sheridan as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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