Sean

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Anglicised form of the Irish name Seán (John).

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Sean (plural Seans)

  1. A male given name.
    • 1996 Frank McCourt: Angela's Ashes. Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 0 00 649840 X page 203:
      They sit by the fire smoking and talking about names. Mam says she likes the names Kevin and Sean but Bridey says, Ah no, there's too many of them in Limerick. Jesus, Angela, if you stuck your head out of the door and called, Kevin or Sean, come in for your tea, you'd have half o' Limerick running to your door.

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