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Boy Name: Sinclair

Name: Sinclair
Pronunciation: \s(i)-nc-lair, sin-clair\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: from Saint-Clair
Origin: English
Variant forms: Sinclaire, Sinclare, Synclair
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1107


Sinclair \s(i)-nc-lair, sin-clair\ as a boy's name is pronounced sin-KLARE. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Sinclair is "from Saint-Clair". Based on the name of a place in northern France. See also Santana and Seymour. Authors Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair.

Sinclair has 3 variant forms: Sinclaire, Sinclare and Synclair.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Sinclair.


Sinclair is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1107 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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