Gender: Masculine
Origin: Arabic سنان
Meaning: “spearhead.”

The name comes from an early Arabic and Aramaic source meaning “spearhead.” Its earliest bearer may have been Sinan ibn Thabit, a famous Mandean physician who eventually converted to Islam.

The name’s usage has been more common in South Eastern Europe and Central Asia than it was in the Middle East.

It was also borne by Sinan Pasha (d.1553) an Ottoman admiral, Albanian Grand Vizier and Statesman, Sinan Pasha (1506-1596), Sinan Hasani (1922-2010) president of the former Yugoslavia, Sinan Antoon (b.1967) an Iraqi poet and novelist.

Currently, Sinan is the 393rd most popular male name in Germany, (2011).