Meaning and Name Origin
Seymour \se(y)-mour\ 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.
Seymour▼ has 33 more related forms via Maurice, Sinclair: Maurell, Maureo, Mauricio▲, Maurids, Maurie, Maurin, Maurio, Maurise, Mauritius, Maurits, Mauritz, Maurizio, Mauro, Maurus, Maury, Maurycy, Morey, Morice, Moricz, Morino, Moris, Moritz, Moriz, Morrel, Morrey, Morrice, Morrill, Morris▼, Morriss, Moss, Sinclaire, Sinclare and Synclair.
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 (#1152 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Seymour for boys. Seymour reached its apex rank of #223 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Seymour and associated names. Popular variation forms of Seymour are Mauricio (#577 in 2014), Maurice (#583), Maury and Morris. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during 1920-1929 and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Maurice, Seymour and Morris becoming less in vogue. Mauricio (#577) is the most trendy name for newborns in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)