Meaning and Name Origin
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Jacob.
Shamus has 30 alternative forms via James, Seamus: Diego▲, Diogo, Giacomo, Hamish, Iago, Jacob▲, Jacques▼, Jago, Jagu, Jaime▲, Jaimey, Jaimie, Jame, Jameson▲, Jamey▼, Jamie▼, Jamison▲, Jascha, Jayme, Jaymes, Jaymie, Jem, Jemmy, Jim▼, Jimbo, Jimmie▼, Jimmy▲, Seamus, Seumas and Seumus.
Shamus is an uncommon first name for men and also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Shamus and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Shamus (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Diego (#129 last year), Hamish, Jacob (#4), Jacques, Jaime (#468), Jame, James (#9), Jameson (#159), Jamey, Jamie (#786), Jamison (#440), Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Jimmy (#523) and Seamus (#900). Usage of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1970-1979 and is now significantly less, with the versions Jacques, Jamey, Jamie, Jim and Jimmie falling out of fashion. The more fashionable baby names here are Diego (#129), Jacob (#4), Jaime (#468), Jameson (#159) and Jamison (#440), with Diego and Jacob undergoing a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)