What does Shamus mean?
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 but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#101157 out of 150436, Top 67%). (2000 U.S. Census)
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 (usage of 0.4756%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.3489%, down 26.6%), 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), and there is also a revival in baby name popularity for Diego and Jacob. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Shamus and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)