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What does Seymour mean?

Seymour Pronunciation of Seymour as a boys' name is pronounced SEE-mor. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Seymour is "Saint-Maur". The name of a place in northern France. Many Norman aristocrats who conquered England in 1066 were known by the place names of the estates they left behind in France. English pronunciation of these baronial titles led to the creation of surnames such as Seymour and Sinclair. The Norman French name Maur is derived from Mauricus, Latin ancestor to the English name Maurice, meaning "dark-skinned". Mostly 19th century use.


ASSOCIATED WITH saint, norman, england, estates (home), surnames, dark, 19th century


VARIANTS Seamore, Seamor, Seamour, Seymore



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How popular is Seymour?

Seymour is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#836 out of 1220, Top 68%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#1327 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Seymour reached its apex rank of #211 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Seymour are Maurice (#670 IN 2018) and Sinclair. Adoption of these forms of Seymour was at its apex in the 1910s (MEDIAN #725) and has become significantly lower since, with versions like Maurice going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Seymour, Maurice, Sinclair in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Seymour and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Gilmour, Seamus, Selmo, Senior, Seumus, Skylor, Symon, Szymon, Szymond, Telfour and Zaylour (see Taylor). These names tend to be less frequently used than Seymour.

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