Irish form of Janet
"God's gracious gift"

Sinead Origin and Meaning

The name Sinead is girl's name of Irish, Irish Gaelic origin meaning "God's gracious gift".
One of the best known of the Irish girls' names, thanks to singer Sinead O'Connor. Though it's still in the Irish Top 100, it's no longer quite as fashionable in Ireland as Aoife or Aisling. But by now everyone in the Western World knows it's pronounced shin-aid and so would have no trouble fitting in on an American playground.

This name increased in popularity in Ireland via Sinéad de Valera, the wife of president Éamon de Valera, who was born with the name Jane, but later chose to use its Irish form Sinéad. Actress Sinead Cusack is the wife of Jeremy Irons.

Sinead Popularity

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Famous People Named Sinead

  • Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’ConnorIrish singer,songwriter
  • Sinéad Moira CusackIrish actress
  • Sinead MatthewsEnglish actress
  • Sinead KeenanIrish actress
  • Sinéad MaddenIrish singer and fiddler
  • Sinead Louise FarrellyAmerican soccer player
  • Sinead Maria O'Carrollsinger from the Irish band b*witched
  • Sinead Houston KerrScottish ice dancer
  • Sinéad QuinnIrish singer
  • Sinéad MulveyIrish singer
  • Sinéad LohanIrish singer
  • Sinéad Bernadette MoynihanEnglish model and actress
  • Sinéad Persaud; writerproducer, and actress
  • Sinead HarnettEnglish singer/songwriter

Sinead in Pop Culture

  • Sinead Louise O'Connorcharacter on British soap opera "Hollyoaks"
  • Sinead Starlingcharacter of the book series "39 Clues"
  • Sinéad Ní Shúilleabháincharacter in film "The Wind That Shakes the Barley"
  • Sineadcharacter in cult comedy "But I'm a Cheerleader"