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What does Seamus mean?

Seamus Pronunciation of Seamus as a boys' name is pronounced SHAY-mus. It is of Irish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Seamus is "he who supplants". Variant of James. "Shamus" is sometimes used as an American slang for a private detective. Poet Seamus Heaney. Also form of Jacob.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, supplants (victory)


VARIANTS Seumas, Seumus, Shamus



Seamus Korbyn (S.K.), ..

How popular is Seamus?

Seamus is an unusual first name for men. Seamus is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Seamus entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #735 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is at #1106 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Jacob (#13 IN 2018), James (#4) and Shamus are the popular varying forms of Seamus (#1106). These forms of Seamus reached the peak of their popularity during 1940-1949 (AVERAGE #1071) and are now significantly less conventional (#780, 73.7% LESS USAGE), with the version James becoming less in vogue.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Aegeus, Aengus, Aeolus, Amatus, Beamus, Bemus, Caius, Celsus, Claus, Comus, Decimus, Dedalus, Deus, Erasmus, Fergus, Festus, Hampus, Hermus, Icarus, Ikarus, Janus, Jesous, Jesus, Kadmus, Lexus, Magus, Manus, Nereus, Remus, Renatus, Sam, Sami, Samm, Sammy, Samuel, Samy, Seabury, Seadya, Seager, Seal, Sealey, Seaman, Seamor, Seamore, Seamour, Sean, Searle, Seasar, Seaton, Selmo, Semmes, Seoras, Septimus, Sergius, Servas, Servatus, Sextus, Seymour, Shamir, Shaque, Shaul, Shaun, Shays, Simms, Siorus, Sirius, Sixtus, Sofus, Sophus, Spears, Stasius, Symms, Syms, Tevarus and Zeus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Seamus.

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