Meaning: Shawn, Shaun
Alternate spellings: Scot, Scotty, Scottie
Sean is the Irish version of the hugely popular name John, which means “God is gracious.” Sean has long been popular in Ireland and remains a top 10 name still today.
In the U.S., Sean entered the charts in 1943 and it has consistently kicked the collective butts of other spellings Shawn and Shaun. Sean is a great no-nickname option if you want the name you choose to be the name you use.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008