Sinclair - Meaning of Sinclair

What does Sinclair mean?

[ 1 syll. sin-clai(r), si-ncla-ir ] The baby boy name Sinclair is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is SihNKL-R †. Sinclair is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Old French origins. The name's meaning is clear pool, clear well. It is from the elements 'sint' meaning pool, well ; 'clair' clear, bright. The first name is derived from the common Scottish surname, itself borne by the Norman baronial family who held earldoms of Caithness and Orkney. The baronial name is derived from the Norman French Saint-Clair in northern France where the family owned a manor; the place name could itself be a corruption of the Old French 'sint clair'. The first name was taken up by English speakers in the late 19th century. The popularity of the US novelist Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) has promoted the recent adoption of the name.

Sinclaire, Sinclar, Sinclare, Synclair, Synclaire, and Synclare are variants of Sinclair.

See also the related form, Claire (English and French).

See also the related categories, english, norman, northern, bright (wise), and french.

Sinclair is infrequently used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Sinclair include Sinclaire, Sinclar, Sinclare, Synclair, Synclaire, and Synclare.

† Pronunciation for Sinclair: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"



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