Seamus

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Seamus mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Seamus

"Seamus" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Supplanter". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name of Irish origin. English equivalent: James.

Notable Persons Named Seamus

Seamus Heaney was a writer. He was most prominent from 1966 to 2013. Seamus was born on April 13th, 1939 in Castledawson. He passed away on August 30th, 2013.

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Séamus Coleman is a soccer player for the Everton F.C., Sligo Rovers F.C., Blackpool F.C., Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team, and Republic of Ireland national football team. Séamus was born on October 11th, 1988 in Killybegs, Ireland.

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Seamus Dever is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Seamus was given the name Seamus Patrick Dever on July 27th, 1976 in Flint, Michigan.

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Seamus O'Regan is a news reporter, broadcaster, and journalist. He was most prominent from 2015 to present. Seamus was born on January 18th, 1971 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick is an actor. Seamus was given the name Seamus Liam Davey-Fitzpatrick on December 29th, 1998 in New York City, New York, USA.

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Seamus McGarvey is a cinematographer and director. Seamus was born on June 29th, 1967 in Armagh.

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How popular is the baby name Seamus in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 9 0 9
1958 7 0 7
1959 9 0 9
1960 9 0 9
1961 6 0 6
1962 8 0 8
1963 6 0 6
1964 12 0 12
1965 18 0 18
1966 15 0 15
1967 20 0 20
1968 16 0 16
1969 14 0 14
1970 18 0 18
1971 26 0 26
1972 26 0 26
1973 30 0 30
1974 34 0 34
1975 35 0 35
1976 32 0 32
1977 47 0 47
1978 48 0 48
1979 41 0 41
1980 50 0 50
1981 59 0 59
1982 49 0 49
1983 32 0 32
1984 47 0 47
1985 53 0 53
1986 44 0 44
1987 50 0 50
1988 55 0 55
1989 58 0 58
1990 75 0 75
1991 77 0 77
1992 83 0 83
1993 88 0 88
1994 111 0 111
1995 130 0 130
1996 157 0 157
1997 164 0 164
1998 164 0 164
1999 191 0 191
2000 194 0 194
2001 188 0 188
2002 215 0 215
2003 248 0 248
2004 233 0 233
2005 254 0 254
2006 244 0 244
2007 295 0 295
2008 298 0 298
2009 275 0 275
2010 239 0 239
2011 258 0 258
2012 258 0 258
2013 247 0 247
2014 239 0 239
2015 221 0 221
2016 217 0 217

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Popularity of Seamus as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Seamus

  • How Popular is the name Seamus? Seamus is the 3,219th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Seamus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,346 babies born with the first name Seamus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Seamus to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Seamus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Seamus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Seamus is Friday, August 2nd, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Seamus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Seamus was in 2008 with a total of 298 babies.
  • Random Seamus Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Seamus is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 27 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Seamus: Your name in reverse order is Sumaes. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ssuema. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.