Shamus

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
204
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. Someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
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  1. A private detective.

shamus was also found in the following language(s): Ido

Notable Persons Named Shamus

His most notable accomplishments were from 1930 to 1996. Shamus was given the name James H. Culhane on November 12th, 1908 in Ware, Massachusetts, United States. Shamus is also known as James Culhane, Jimmie Culhane, and Jimmy Culhane. He passed away on February 2nd, 1996.

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Shamus Khan is a sociologist, associate professor, and sociology. Shamus was born in 1978 in New York.

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Shamus O’Brien was a soccer player for the New York Giants (soccer), New York Nationals (ASL), New York Soccer Club, New York Americans (soccer), and Kearny Celtic. Shamus was born on November 29th, 1907 in Neilston. He breathed his last breath on November 28th, 1981.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1959 7 0 7
1965 5 0 5
1966 8 0 8
1967 7 0 7
1968 6 0 6
1969 12 0 12
1970 11 0 11
1971 11 0 11
1972 19 0 19
1973 35 0 35
1974 46 0 46
1975 53 0 53
1976 34 0 34
1977 50 0 50
1978 37 0 37
1979 43 0 43
1980 45 0 45
1981 37 0 37
1982 31 0 31
1983 27 0 27
1984 23 0 23
1985 19 0 19
1986 22 0 22
1987 20 0 20
1988 30 0 30
1989 25 0 25
1990 20 0 20
1991 25 0 25
1992 28 0 28
1993 41 0 41
1994 33 0 33
1995 42 0 42
1996 37 0 37
1997 41 0 41
1998 44 0 44
1999 39 0 39
2000 44 0 44
2001 35 0 35
2002 40 0 40
2003 35 0 35
2004 43 0 43
2005 51 0 51
2006 70 0 70
2007 72 0 72
2008 57 0 57
2009 53 0 53
2010 38 0 38
2011 35 0 35
2012 26 0 26
2013 26 0 26
2014 18 0 18
2015 19 0 19
2016 24 0 24
2017 16 0 16

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Popularity of Shamus as a first name

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Popularity of Shamus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shamus U.S.
  White 97.55% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shamus

People with the last name Shamus are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shamus

  • How Popular is the name Shamus? Shamus is the 7,469th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shamus was the 90,495th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shamus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,715 babies born with the first name Shamus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shamus to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shamus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1959 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Shamus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shamus is Saturday, October 18th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Shamus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shamus was in 2007 with a total of 72 babies.
  • Random Shamus Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shamus is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Shamus: Your name in reverse order is Sumahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Smhaus. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shamus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 204 people with the last name Shamus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shamus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shamus as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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