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What does Shamus mean?

Shamus Pronunciation of Shamus [shamus] as a boys' name is of Gaelic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shamus is "he who supplants". Variant of Seamus, the Irish form of James.

Related boy name: Jacob.

Associated with: gaelic, supplants (victory).

Variations

Shamus has 3 alternative forms via James, Seamus: Seamus, Seumas and Seumus.

Creative forms:
(male) Sealmus, Sermus, ..

(female) Shamussha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shamus Adin (S.A.), ..

How popular is Shamus?

Shamus is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#101157 out of 150436, Top 67%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shamus entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #1542 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Shamus listed in the Top 2000 are Jacob (#4 last year), James (#7) and Seamus (#948). Usage of these forms of Shamus was at its peak during the years 1940-1949 (median #1071) and is now significantly less (#739, 69.9%), with the version James becoming less fashionable. Seamus is the most trendy boy name in this list.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Amatus, Beamus, Bemus, Cadmus, Caius, Comus, Erasmus, Hampus, Hermus, Ikarus, Kadmus, Klaus, Manus, Sachs, Sam, Samm, Sammy, Samy, Saul, Seaman, Seamor, Seamour, Semmes, Sextus, Shaan, Shabat, Shaday, Shadd, Shade, Shadi, Shadoe, Shadow, Shae, Shafar, Shafiq, Shaka, Shakil, Shakir, Shalmon, Shalom, Shamir, Shan, Shanan, Shandy, Shane, Shani, Shann, Shanon, Shaque, Shaquil, Sharif, Shashi, Shasta, Shaul, Shaun, Shavon, Shaw, Shawn, Shay, Shayan, Shayn, Shays, Shem, Shomer, Shug, Simms, Siorus, Sirius, Sixtus, Sophus, Stasius, Symms, Syms, Thadeus and Thonus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shamus.

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