Sean vs Alex - What's the difference?

sean | alex |

As a noun sean

is sign, omen.

As a verb sean

is to mark with a sign, to bless or sean can be to deny:.

As a proper noun alex is





(en noun)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • * 1874 , Edmund William Hunt Holdsworth, Deep-sea fishing and fishing boats (page 157)
  • Seaning is conducted on a large scale at St. Ives for the capture of pilchards
    (Webster 1913) ----



    Proper noun

  • .
  • * 2006 (Kate Atkinson), One Good Turn (Black Swan(2007), ISBN 9780552772440), page 81:
  • *:Martin was pretty dull as names went but 'Alex' Blake' had a certain dash to it. His publishers hadn't considered Martin's own name to be 'punchy' enough. The pseudonym ' Alex Blake was chosen after much deliberation, most of which excluded Martin. 'A strong, no-nonsense sort of name', his editor said, 'to compensate'. For what, she didn't say.
  • , short form of Alexandra or the female name Alexis, or a spelling variant of Alix.
  • * 2008 , The Northern Clemency (Harpercollins, ISBN 9780007174799), page 588:
  • 'I had a Christmas card from someone calling herself Alex the year before last,' Daniel said. 'I couldn't think who it was.'
    'Oh, yes, she's changed again,' Alice said. 'I never got used to Alexandra, either. It never occurred to me that Sandra was short for Alexandra - anyway, she's Sandra on her birth certificate.'


    * * English unisex given names ----