What does Seamus mean?
Seamus [sea-mus] as a boys' name is pronounced SHAY-mus. It is of Irish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Seamus is "he who supplants". Variant of James. "Shamus" is sometimes used as an American slang for a private detective. Poet Seamus Heaney.
Related boy name: Jacob.Creative forms:
(male) Simmus, Slamus, ..
(female) Seama, Seame, .. Middle name pairings:
Seamus Kennedy (S.K.), ..
How popular is Seamus?
Seamus is an unusual first name for men. Seamus is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Seamus entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #735 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is at #948 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Jacob (#4 in 2015), James (#7) and Shamus are the popular varying forms of Seamus (#948 in 2015). These forms of Seamus reached the peak of their popularity during 1940-1949 (average #1071) and are now significantly less conventional (#739, 69.9% less usage), with the version James becoming less in vogue. James has generally been a favorite of parents, though Jacob is now the top form.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Aegeus, Aengus, Aeolus, Amatus, Beamus, Bemus, Caius, Celsus, Claus, Comus, Decimus, Dedalus, Deus, Erasmus, Fergus, Festus, Hampus, Hermus, Icarus, Ikarus, Janus, Jesous, Jesus, Kadmus, Lexus, Magus, Manus, Nereus, Remus, Renatus, Sam▼, Sami, Samm, Sammy▼, Samuel, Samy, Seabury, Seadya, Seager, Seal, Sealey, Seaman, Seamor, Seamore, Seamour, Sean▼, Searle, Seasar, Seaton, Selmo, Semmes, Seoras, Septimus, Sergius, Servas, Servatus, Sextus, Seymour▼, Shamir, Shaque, Shaul, Shaun▼, Shays, Simms, Siorus, Sirius, Sixtus, Sofus, Sophus, Spears, Stasius, Symms, Syms, Tevarus and Zeus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Seamus.See names in meaning and etymology.