Sean

Sean - A very unique male name



  Jul 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sean appeared on the charts for the first time in 1937 on position #1652. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sean and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sean? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Sean. The baby boy name Sean was given to 2,746 baby boys in 2012, ranking #144 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 598 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sean peaked in popularity 45 years ago in 1972 on position 33.



Famous with this name

Sean Bean
Sean Connery
Sean Pertwee


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Sean is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sean is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #72 - and is the least popular in Arkansas at position #425.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Sean is where you live.


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Sean origin and meaning

Sean is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Sean, pop culture references for the name Sean and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sean

We've found the following names that sound similar to Sean, sorted by popularity.

Shawn / Shane / Sam / Shaun / Shannon / Simon / Sammy / Sammie / Sonny / Shayne /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012144
2011125
2010102
200997
200883
200776
200668
200575
200464
200361
200259
200157
200057
199955
199850
199748
199646
199545
199444
199342
199242
199140
199037
198939
198838
198740
198637
198538
198443
198344
198244
198144
198048
197949
197845
197743
197642
197540
197437
197336
197233
197136
197037
196937
196837
196744
196650
196578
1964118
1963151
1962170
1961177
1960202
1959216
1958250
1957272
1956314
1955332
1954363
1953358
1952490
1951570
1950524
1949656
1948626
1947662
1946926
1945840
1944822
1943892
19421043
1941909
1940978
19391188
19371652

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts72
New Jersey76
Connecticut81
Hawaii81
New York90
Delaware90
Maryland91
Virginia92
Pennsylvania96
Vermont96
Rhode Island100
New Hampshire106
District of Columbia118
Illinois121
Nevada121
Florida128
Georgia130
Alaska134
New Mexico138
South Dakota147
North Carolina148
California153
Ohio154
Maine159
Michigan167
South Carolina168
Colorado173
West Virginia175
Utah178
Arizona179
Idaho181
Mississippi184
Montana187
Washington189
Tennessee189
Nebraska189
Texas195
Wisconsin197
Kentucky203
Kansas206
Oklahoma207
Minnesota209
Louisiana211
Missouri214
Oregon229
Iowa241
Alabama252
Indiana256
Arkansas425

Even more about Sean


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Sean a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sean?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1972
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Sean
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 598
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1937
2012 births +2,746

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