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pinWhat 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.


Seamus has 3 variants: Seumas, Seumus and Shamus.

Related boy name: Jacob.

Kreatif forms: Seamussha, Selmus, Simmus. [more]

pinHow 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)

Charted below is the baby name history of Seamus for boys. Seamus entered the list in 1995 and reached its apex rank of #735 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is at #900 currently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Seamus name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Seamus outside U.S.

Jacob (#4 in 2014) and James (#9) are the popular varying forms of Seamus (#900 in 2014). These forms of Seamus reached the peak of their popularity in 2003 (average #251) and are somewhat less conventional today (#304, 7.1% less). James has generally been a favorite of parents, though Jacob is now the top form.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Seamus, Jacob, James in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Seamus, Jacob, James outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby 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.