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Gender: male
Pronunciation: shawn
Meaning: God is gracious
Related Names: Jean, John, Seann, Shane, Shaughn, Shaun, Shauna, Shawn

Length: 4 Gender: {{#if male

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Rank in 2000s: 61

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Name: sean Origin: Irish,, Meaning (no case): god is gracious





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ORIGIN AND HISTORY

Sean is the Irish version of John, a Hebrew name meaning “god is gracious.” [1] It is derived from the French variation of John: Jean. Usage of the name outside of Ireland only began in the twentieth century. [1]

POPULARITY

  • Sean first appeared in the top 1000 names in the United States in 1943, and it has dramatically increased in popularity since then, gaining the most momentum during the 1960s. Usage was highest in the 1970s and has tapered off a bit since then, but Sean ranked number 68 on the list in 2006. Alternative spellings such as Shawn and Shaun have been less popular, but still hold a place in the top 500. These spelling variations were most popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The spelling Shawn is also used as a girl’s name, and last appeared in the top 1000 in 1988 at number 898. 1971 saw the highest usage of Shawn as a girl’s name, when the popularity rose to 167. [1]
  • Sean was the number one boy’s name in Ireland in 2004, and has been the first or second most popular boy’s name every year since 1998. [1]
  • Sean is also a Top 50 name in Scotland, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, and Canada, and has seen some popularity in Norway, Sweden, and Belgium. [1]

FACTS

  • It is common for Sean to appear in hyphenated names such as Sean-Mark, Sean-Patrick, or Sean-Carlo. [1] This is likely a function of the name’s relation to the French name Jean, which frequently appears in hyphenated forms.
  • In Slovakia, June 24th is observed as a name day for Sean.

NAMESAKES

  • Shaun of the Dead: 2004 film
  • Sean Collection: bridal wear

FAMOUS PERSONS

NOTES


OTHER SEAN'S

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Author: Sarena Emily Levinson

Facts about SeanRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 4  +
Meaning God is gracious  +
Meaningnc god is gracious  +
Name sean  +
Origin Irish  +
Popularity 1  +
Pronunciation shawn  +
Rank in 2000s 61  +
Related Jean  +, John  +, Seann  +, Shane  +, Shaughn  +, Shaun  +, Shauna  +, and Shawn  +
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