Sean Name Meaning & Origin

Sean

Pronunciation: SHAWN (key)

Origin of the name Sean:

Derived from Seán, an Irish cognate of John (God is gracious). See JOHN.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

John, Shaun, Shawn, Sian

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Nicknames for Sean

Shawny, Se, Shaw,Seánie

In Ireland, sometimes people would call my brother "Seáinín" (Pronounced Shawneen)

Meanings and history of the name Sean

Hebrew for heavenly generosity

Famous real-life people named Sean

Seán Penn - American actor
Seán Berdy- American actor and comedian
Seán Connery- British Actor
Seán Lennon - American musician; son of John Lennon
Seán Payton - American football coach
Seán Combs - American musician
Seán McNamera- Movie director
Seán Astin- American actor
Seán Biggerstaff- British actor
Seán Bean - also British Actor
Seán Thoburn - Unseen Asian Actor
Seán Monahan - professional ice hockey player (Calgary Flames)
Seán Hannity - Fox News host
Seán Spicer - former White House press secretary
Seán McLoughlin - Popular Youtuber (Jacksepticeye)
Sean Smith - Information Management Officer in the State Department and United States Air Force Veteran, who was slain in the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Government Mission to Libya in Benghazi

Sean in song, story & screen

Dr. Seán McNamera- "Nip/Tuck"
Shawn Hunter- "Boy meets World"
Seán Finnerty- "Grounded For Life"
Seán Reagan- Danny's son on Blue Bloods
Dr. Seán Green "The Ghost Bird" series
Seán Cassidy, the original Banshee in the -Men comics
Shawn the Sheep, cartoon and movie

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