Seamus meaning

: supplanter.

Seamus Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \se(a)-mus\
Number of People 👶 7,000
Rate in 2021 2524
Numerology 🔢 6
Name origin 🌍 Irish
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Seamus Name Meaning

Seamus, an Irish form of James, holds significant meaning. The name James itself originated from the Hebrew name Jacob, which translates to "supplanter" or "one who follows". A supplanter suggests a person replacing another or taking their place, often used in the Biblical context where Jacob famously supplanted his brother Esau as the first-born son.

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Additional description of the name Seamus

Seamus is an Irish name, the Gaelic variant of James. It has strong roots in Irish history and culture, where it has been used for centuries. The name draws its origin from the Hebrew name Jacob, which passed through Latin (Iacobus), to Old French (Gemmes), before being adopted in English as James and then as Seamus in Gaelic.

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Notable personalities named Seamus include Seamus Heaney, an Irish poet, playwright, and translator who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Although not overly common outside of Irish populations, the name carries plenty of appeal for its soft, melodic sound that resonates with its Irish roots. As a name, Seamus personifies a balanced blend of strength and gentleness, with traits associated with wisdom, creativity, and a friendly nature. While it carries historical significance, Seamus remains fresh and appealing to modern parents.

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01/08/2024 07:56:14

My son's best friend (2 1/2 y/o) is named Seamus. They say people always pronounce it wrong from the'spelling. I think it is a great name and have only heard it one other time in the US.

12/17/2023 12:13:38

my car's name is seamus. as in sea+muss, not shay+muss. he loves it, too.

11/07/2023 01:13:06

My name is Seamus and whenever I'meet someone online who is Irish, they I'mediately recognize my name. I don't think i've met a single Irish person who hadn't been able to recognize or pronounce my name. But I honestly wouldn't have any other name... It's very fun to correct people on how to pronounce or spell your name, sometimes I'm even contested: "That name doesn't exist" "I know all gaelic names, Seamus is not one of them." and I just have to shake my head.

10/10/2023 19:54:12

my dad was called seamus and im going to call my little boy seamus

09/08/2023 17:01:58

This is our son's name. It is powerful and commandable. We love it!

04/05/2023 14:32:14

people call me see-mus, lol they think its like that, some people write shaymus, emma calls me shay-mus

03/25/2023 14:37:30

My husband was born in Tramore, Co Waterford, Eire (Ireland) in 1932. His name is John James Kiernan, or Sean Seamus in Irish. He has a brother named Seamus - his family calls him JI'mie for short. His other brothe's are named Francis, Martin, Michael and Patrick. (These names show up generation after generation in geneology. Makes it easy to get mixed up.) In the early 1930's it wasn't really safe to embrace Irish culture (they had just won their independence from England 10 years before...)so my husband went by Sean at home and John in school. Their last name was McKiernan originally. My husband's cousin was told by the nuns in school to write her last name Kiernan, instead of McKiernan, so It'sounded more English. Lots of families did this. My grandson (born in 2017) is named Seamus to honor his Irish heritage.

03/18/2023 15:06:30

It's mine and I ave good experience with it other than pronounced

10/28/2021 19:45:36

People always mispronounce it -- unless they are Irish. "Say-ah-moose" is the most common mispronounciation. People also don't ever know how to spell it. "Shamus" is how they normally think It's spelled. And alot of people seem to think it is a "made-up" name. Something we came up with out of our heads or something.

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Seamus?
The origin of the name Seamus is Irish.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Seamus?
*️⃣ How many people are named Seamus?
Almost 7000 people are named Seamus.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Seamus?
The names of Shamir, Shamira, Shamar, Shamari, Chimere