Seymour

First Name
13k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
25k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Seymour

"Seymour" is a name of French origin, and it means "From the village of St. Maur". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. Queen of England as the third wife of Henry VIII and mother of Edward VI (1509-1537)
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Norman surname from a place in Normandy, Old French Saint-Maur, "Saint Maurus".

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Seymour

Seymour Papert is a scientist in the fields of cognitive science, education, mathematics, and computer science. Seymour was born on February 29th, 1928 in Pretoria.

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Seymour Hersh is a journalist and writer. Seymour was given the name Seymour Myron Hersh on April 8th, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Seymour is also known as Sy.

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Seymour Roger Cray was a scientist in the fields of applied mathematician, computer scientist, electrical engineer, and applied mathematics. Seymour was born on September 28th, 1925 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, US. He breathed his last breath on October 5th, 1996.

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Seymour Cassel is an actor. He has been prominent since 1959. Seymour was given the name Seymour Joseph Cassel on January 22nd, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Seymour was born as the child of Joseph Durst on September 7th, 1913 in NYC, New York, U.S. He left this life on May 15th, 1995.

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Seymour Martin Lipset was a political sociology and political sociologist. Seymour was born on March 18th, 1922 in Harlem. He left this life on December 31st, 2006.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Seymour

Jane Seymour was royalty. She was most active from 1536 to 1536. She breathed her last breath on October 24th, 1537.

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Stephanie Seymour is a model. Stephanie was given the name Stephanie Michelle Seymour on July 23rd, 1968 in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Frances Ford Seymour was a socialite. Frances was born on April 14th, 1908 in Brockville, Ontario, Canada. She passed away on April 14th, 1950.

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Thomas Seymour was a noble. He holds the title Baron Seymour of Sudeley, Thomas Seymour, and 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley. Thomas was born as the child of John Seymour (1474–1536) and Margery Wentworth in Wulfhall. He left this life on March 20th, 1549.

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Cara Seymour is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Cara was born on January 6th, 1964 in Essex.

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Richard Seymour is a football player. He was most prominent from 2001 to 2012. Richard was born on October 6th, 1979 in Gadsden, South Carolina.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 14 0 14
1881 12 0 12
1882 10 0 10
1883 10 0 10
1884 10 0 10
1885 10 0 10
1886 10 0 10
1887 8 0 8
1888 10 0 10
1889 10 0 10
1890 17 0 17
1891 8 0 8
1892 11 0 11
1893 9 0 9
1894 12 0 12
1895 11 0 11
1896 13 0 13
1897 9 0 9
1898 9 0 9
1899 8 0 8
1900 10 0 10
1901 9 0 9
1902 9 0 9
1903 7 0 7
1904 12 0 12
1905 14 0 14
1906 8 0 8
1907 10 0 10
1908 16 0 16
1909 17 0 17
1910 26 0 26
1911 49 0 49
1912 118 0 118
1913 157 0 157
1914 245 0 245
1915 303 0 303
1916 375 0 375
1917 434 0 434
1918 511 0 511
1919 576 0 576
1920 660 0 660
1921 701 0 701
1922 734 0 734
1923 724 0 724
1924 790 5 785
1925 668 0 668
1926 660 0 660
1927 569 0 569
1928 573 5 568
1929 464 0 464
1930 446 0 446
1931 341 0 341
1932 267 0 267
1933 245 0 245
1934 186 0 186
1935 159 0 159
1936 162 0 162
1937 145 0 145
1938 114 0 114
1939 112 0 112
1940 84 0 84
1941 81 0 81
1942 81 0 81
1943 65 0 65
1944 50 0 50
1945 58 0 58
1946 45 0 45
1947 63 0 63
1948 44 0 44
1949 33 0 33
1950 28 0 28
1951 25 0 25
1952 36 0 36
1953 29 0 29
1954 27 0 27
1955 24 0 24
1956 30 0 30
1957 29 0 29
1958 19 0 19
1959 19 0 19
1960 19 0 19
1961 20 0 20
1962 9 0 9
1963 16 0 16
1964 8 0 8
1965 16 0 16
1966 18 0 18
1967 18 0 18
1968 10 0 10
1969 9 0 9
1970 12 0 12
1971 14 0 14
1972 11 0 11
1973 5 0 5
1974 10 0 10
1975 7 0 7
1976 7 0 7
1977 12 0 12
1978 6 0 6
1982 6 0 6
1985 6 0 6
1986 8 0 8
1987 6 0 6
1988 9 0 9
1989 5 0 5
1990 6 0 6
1991 8 0 8
1992 6 0 6
1993 7 0 7
1996 5 0 5
1999 6 0 6
2001 7 0 7
2004 8 0 8
2006 5 0 5
2007 6 0 6
2010 5 0 5
2011 6 0 6
2013 6 0 6
2014 5 0 5
2016 9 0 9

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Popularity of Seymour as a first name

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Popularity of Seymour as a last name

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Common last names for Seymour

  • Cohen
  • Levine
  • Kaplan
  • Goldstein
  • Smith
  • Weiss
  • Rosenberg
  • Katz
  • Rosen
  • Shapiro
  • Levy
  • Siegel
  • Solomon
  • Weinstein
  • Bernstein

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Seymour U.S.
  White 82.59% 64.26%
  African American 10.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Seymour

People with the last name Seymour are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Seymour

  • How Popular is the name Seymour? Seymour is the 2,128th most popular name of all time. As a last name Seymour was the 1,394th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Seymour have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,069 babies born with the first name Seymour in the United States. That's more than enough people named Seymour to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Seymour? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Seymour first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Seymour is Friday, February 25th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Seymour born? The highest recorded use of the first name Seymour was in 1924 with a total of 785 babies.
  • Random Seymour Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Seymour ranks 48th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 446 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Seymour: Your name in reverse order is Ruomyes. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ysmuroe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Seymour? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,436 people with the last name Seymour.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Seymour? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Seymour as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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