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Origin & Meaning

The name Seamus is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Seamus is "supplanter".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 900 in baby name popularity for boys with 237 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Seamus Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Seamus has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Seamus to other names.


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Related Names

Seamus is a form of the name James.

Variants of the name Seamus include Seamas.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Seamus Heaney.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Seamus in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Seamus.

Just for fun, see the name Seamus in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Seamus in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.