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What does Seamus mean?

Seamus Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: irish, supplants (victory).

Variations

Seamus has 3 variants: Seumas, Seumus and Shamus.

Related boy name: Jacob.

Creative forms:
(male) Simmus, Slamus, ..

(female) Seame, Seamussha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Seamus Karim (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)

Charted below is the baby name history of Seamus for boys. 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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Seamus name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Seamus, Jacob, James, Shamus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested 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.

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