Name Seán Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Seán


Seán is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Seán?

Seán is an Irish variant of the name John, a short form of the ancient Greek name Iōánnēs (Ἰωάννης), which derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan (יוֹחָנָן).

What does the name Seán mean?

Seán means “Yahweh is gracious” and “Yahweh is merciful” (from Hebrew “yo/יֹו”, abbreviation of “yeho/יְהוֹ” = referring to the Hebrew God + “ḥanán/חָנַן” = to show favor/to be gracious).

Pronunciation of Seán

Variants of the name Seán


Popularity of the name Seán

The name Seán is ranked #5734 overall.

Seán in the Top 50 Names

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