Origin of the name SEÁN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name SEÁN.
Irish. 1) Seán. The Irish form of French Jean
(q.v.), meaning "Jehovah's gift (or grace)." 2) Séan.
Probably from the Gaelic word séan, meaning
"happiness, prosperity." 3) Sean. The
English form of Seán; but this may also be from the Irish
meaning "ancient, old," and "sun." (An Irish-English
Dictionary, O'Reilly, 1821). Also see the
Usage: America, Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland.
Keane, an Irish musician and singer. Seán
Haughey, a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. Sir Thomas Sean
Connery, a Scottish actor. Sean
Justin Penn, an American actor. (Wiki)
The Yew tree,
being always green, gave to the ancients the idea of perpetual youth, and
is placed in churchyards, to which it is considered most
appropriate. Yew trees were much cultivated for purposes of archery,
on account of the hardness of the wood, and seems to intimate
youth—assisting—helping. Jupiter was first called Jou, which
means young. Pater, or father, was afterwards added, from whence was
formed Jou-pater, priest of the rock, and afterwards Jupiter. Youth
in Persian is juvanne. The French word for youth is jeune,
and our junior. Opposed to this is the Irish sean, or sou,
old—venerable—holy. Sean means the sun, and seanach a high
priest, or druid. "He went to the aged senar, under the awful
shade of his oak: he finds him leaning on his own trembling staff; his
head of age stoops to the ground; his grey beard hands down to this
breast, and his dim eyes are fixed on earth. But his soul is mixed
with the spirits of air, and his converse with ghosts. He appears
like the grey-haired son of the rock when his thoughts are of other
worlds." Su means the revolving sun—the tropical year. (Reflections
on Names and Places in Devonshire, 1845).