Sean is the Anglicized form of the Irish name SEÁN (pronounced Shawn) and is the Irish form of John, which was derived from the French name Jean. Variants of Sean include: Jack, Hank, Jonny/Johnny/Johnnie, Sean (Irish Seán, after the French Jean), Shaun (anglicised form), Shawn (a variant of Sean), Ian (Scottish), Evan (Welsh).
Feminine forms are: Ann/Anne/Anna, Nancy, Nanny, and Fanny, pet forms of Ann, Jane, Joanne, Joan, Jean (in Scots)
Famous people whose first name is Sean include:
- Sean Connery, actor
- Sean Penn, actor
- Shawn Kemp, Basketball player
- Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.
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