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Believe it or not, Sinead is an Irish version of the English name Janet, which is derived from the name Jane, a feminine version of John. While it has never been too popular in the United States, it was a big name in Ireland for a while, thanks to a certain pop singer and other influences. These days, Irish names are fairly popular among Americans, so Sinead could easily see its way onto the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls sometime during the 2020s.

Meaning of the name Sinead:

Irish: God is gracious
Hebrew: God is gracious

Origin of the name Sinead:

Sinead is an Irish version of the English name Janet. Janet comes from Jane, which is the feminine version of the Hebrew name John. It means “God is gracious.”

Symbolism of the name Sinead:

New parents of faith may find symbolism in Sinead's meaning, “God is gracious.” They may see the baby name as a way to honor God. Because the name is often associated with pop singer Sinéad O'Connor, new parents may find it symbolic of music as well.

Style of the name Sinead:

International

Gender of the name Sinead:

Sinead is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Sinead:

sha-NADE

Number of syllables in the name Sinead:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Sinead:

The baby name Sinead evokes images of someone who is spiritual and easily able to connect with nature.

Alternative spellings for the name Sinead:

  • Shinead
  • Shanaed

Nicknames for the name Sinead:

  • Nade
  • Nadie

Popularity of the name Sinead:

According to the Social Security Administration, Sinead has never been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in the United States.

Related names for the name Sinead:

Great middle names for Sinead and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Sinead:

Sinead in popular culture:

  • Sinead O'Connor (character on the TV show “Hollyoaks”)
  • Sinead Starling (character in the book series “The 39 Clues”)
  • SinéadShúilleabháin (character in the movie “The Wind That Shakes the Barley”)
  • Sinead Tinker (character on the TV show “Coronation Street”)