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What does Shamus mean?

Shamus \sh(a)-mus\ 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.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Jacob.


Variations

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.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Diego, Jacob, Jacques, Jaime, Jame, James, Jameson, Jamey, Jamie, Jamison in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Jimmy, Seamus in U.S.

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

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