Seth meaning

: Set, Appointed

Seth Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \seth\
Number of People 👶 163,000
Rate in 2021 887
Numerology 🔢 7
Name origin 🌍 Hebrew
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Seth Name Meaning

The name Seth originates from the Bible. He was the third son of Adam and Eve, and was born after Abel's death at the hands of his other brother Cain. When Seth was born the Bible says the following: “And Adam knew his wife again and gave birth to a son, and he called his name Seth, because he said: 'God has appointed for my another son instead of Abel, whom he killed Cain. ”[Genesis 4:25]. In Hebrew, שֵׁת (Sheth) means “named, set, offset” from the root “shiyth”, which means “named, set.” Like many Old Testament Hebrew names, the etymology is closely related to the biblical history of the person. Seth's lineage remained faithful in their allegiance to God, therefore they were called "sons of God", while Cain's descendants were referred to as "the sons of men". In fact, Noah was the great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Seth. The name was adopted in England in the late Middle Ages, but popularized mainly by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation (c. 17th century). In fact, Puritans often bestowed this name on a boy whose older brother had died in keeping with the biblical reference as a replacement son to Abel. The name has also been popular with Jews.

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The name Seth has never achieved "super popularity" in the United States. At the turn of the 20th century, the name was only sparingly used, and as the decades persisted into the last century, the name almost completely fell out of fashion. The nadir of name usage was during the 1930s and 1940s. However, by the 1970s, Seth began to show some signs of life as he quietly climbed the charts. The height of the name's success came in the year 2000 at position #63 on the charts. It seems the name wanted to establish itself on the Top 100 list of most widely used boys' names, but just couldn't handle the stick. The name keeps going down and it's hard to tell where it might go from here. As an old Biblical Hebrew name, we hope to see it endure in use, although its popularity is not stellar. The idea of ​​naming a "replacement" son Set in keeping with Puritan history is too macabre for modern American sensibilities. Instead, it's a quiet, unassuming choice for a young child. One syllable and devoid of nicknames, Seth is plain, simple, classic, and somehow modern. As one of the first five people to be theoretically named on planet Earth, how can you go wrong with a name like Seth? A pioneer of names. simple, classic, and somehow modern. As one of the first five people to be theoretically named on planet Earth, how can you go wrong with a name like Seth? A pioneer of names. simple, classic, and somehow modern. As one of the first five people to be theoretically named on planet Earth, how can you go wrong with a name like Seth? A pioneer of names.

Famous people named Seth

Seth Green (actor)

Seth Meyers (SNL cast member)

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Seth MacFarlane (entertainer)

Seth Olsen (football player)

Seth Rogan (actor) and Seth Smith (baseball player)


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01/14/2024 00:00:00

We named our son (b: Jan 5 2007) Samson. His hair was slow to grow and we took him for his first haircut in the'summer of 2009. Coincidentally, whilst it was being cut, 'Deliah' by Tom Jones was playing over the'sound system.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

this is a nice name i am using it for my baby due on Nov 7th

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My name is my favorite gift my mother gave me. I have a brother named Luke, and cousins Mark and John. I was almost Matthew! For many of the reasonds already stated, I love my name. It is short, strong, and masculine. I didn't know too many other'seths growing up either. It is a cool and deeply rooted name.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My name is Seth, and I was born in 2007. I have only met a handful of Seths in my short life. There are a few origins of the name. The egyptian god (though that is pronounced with no h and a hard t: Set) of chaos and the desert. It can also be from the Hebrew word Seth, meaning placed or appointed. I like the idea of being a god of chaos's disciple, or me and my name bound brethren being somehow chosen. I love my name!

01/02/2024 09:06:26

I have a brother named Seth

12/19/2023 22:07:24

My name is Seth and i like It'so if you don't then we are going to have a hard time getting along.

12/16/2023 15:04:02

My son's name is Seth and I love it. I don't hear of it very often an there Isn't 10 other'seth's in his class.

12/14/2023 03:06:50

Seth, 1) The REPLACEMENT of Abel who was killed by Cain. 2) The comforter to aged Adam & Eve who had lost both sons (Abel dead & Cain was barnished after killing Abel) 3) The CARER who at a very early age had a huge duty of caring for both mum & dad alone. His other'siblings were younger and he had to care for them as well! Seth is thoughtful, considerate (I hate to say this but very true of most Seths) they are quite often'too self concious. I am Seth too and my parents especially my mum is so fond of me. I am the eldest of 5, now 38 and with a family of my own but still the 'favourite' of my parents in their early 70s. Seth

11/24/2023 16:07:28

my name is seth. i gave same name to my first son. i love this name. i'm not sure i have met up to five people with this name and i'm 39 this year. i love the impact

11/23/2023 03:40:56

My 3rd son is named Seth and I love it and so does he. I know only one other young man named Seth

10/14/2023 20:35:34

What a blessing to have a son that was giving the name Seth. The meaning beeing the appointed one! or anointed one! it shows God's favor and more than that, the calling that this Child have before God! To replace something or someone that has been lost, to continue the work and never let it stop!Once Abel died, Cain had many children and that generation it was getting more and more evil, than when Seth came, his children began to worship God again! This is awesome!! Brought back all the Goodness that comes with having a Great relationship with Jesus our Lord, God and Savior! Leticia 27yrs Nashua NH

10/10/2023 07:15:58

I absoulutely LOVE this name! I'm guna name my son Seth. Alexander and Logan are my other favorIt's

10/06/2023 22:44:26

We just named our little girl after my grandmother's maiden name which is Lanier and my husband's grandmother which is Elizabeth. Lanier Elizabeth and we call her Lanie (pronounced laney) Beth :)

09/29/2023 20:52:22

Our 8 year old son is named Seth. It a biblical name and means "consecrated to God," which is how we hope it to be with our son, which is why we named him Seth. (Not sure where the Egyptian god of destruction meaning came from that'someone else wrote about❤️❤️❤️ I have never heard that before.) I'm glad its a fairly uncommon name too. We know other boys around his age named Seth, but they're pretty few and far between...which is how we like it.

09/14/2023 08:13:18

The Egyptian God, Set, is actually pronounced "Seth"; the "t" has a "th" sound to it. People often misspell it because of the pronounciation. There are many origins for the name "Seth", some from sanscript and othe's from the Bible, but the fact that "Seth" is practically the'same as the Eqyptian god that'slew Osiris (and cut him up into pieces which Isis had to search for) is merely coincidental from my (admittedly sophmoric) research.

09/12/2023 15:57:32

"Seth" was the ancient Egyptian God of Chaos and destruction. still, a pretty cool name.

09/09/2023 13:53:56

I know many different seths! if thair is only about 3000 peaple named seth most of them must be in Indiana. once I was working at a food booth with 4 other'seths, it was very confusing with 20 peaple calling the name'seth, and not one talking to me. The pluse side is its easy to type in on the computer because the letters are right next to each other. seth seth seth seth seth seth seth seth seth. it took me 8 secondes to type seth that many times. P.S. One of the 20 people calling seth was a very cute girl. Whow was not looking for me!

09/07/2023 22:48:42

my son is called Seth, he is 3 weeks old bless him, hope he likes it when he is older

08/22/2023 19:10:20

We just named our son Vaughn, my mother in law asked what our alternatives were...hehe..I like it, it is unique and fun to say

08/15/2023 13:11:24

im pregnate and i want a boy, so i can call my baby seth, my boyfriend is not so keen, its sooo disapointing!!

08/10/2023 17:41:30

i love the name'seth!!! it my friends name...the only bad thing is when i try to find anything like specialized name things..they never have seth...i think they should have it b/c i know a lot of seths.

08/05/2023 10:43:54

My husband's name is Seth and I absolutely love it. It has such a nice meaning with it!

08/01/2023 17:05:44

I like this name, Seth Ryan or Seth Daniel is a good combo I think.

07/21/2023 13:57:02

Every kid I'meet named Seth is extremely flamboyant and homosexual.

07/19/2023 02:52:44

I loved the name'seth for along time and knew if I ever had a boy that would be his name. My Seth just turned three and he is the only one in his preschool with the name. In a sea of names starting with vowels Aidan, Adrian,Austin, Aren,Andrew, Everett, Ethan etc etc Seth stands out. It's short and masculine.

07/17/2023 17:22:32

the egyptian meaning is MUCH better... the meaning given here is terrible, "a replacement for her son" sorry but that's just wrong

07/02/2023 03:32:56

I love the name Seth and want to name my baby after him. My husband is really afraid cos everyone keeps asking if we're naming the baby after the Egyptian God of Chaos also called Seth or Set. I am sooo annoyed!

06/20/2023 10:00:12

My son is called Seth- this was a favourite name of mine for a while before e was born! He is the only Seth at school

06/18/2023 12:27:02

My baby boy I named Seth-Logan I love it, beautiful name especially in the uk, you don't hear it that often but a lot of people comment and say It's an unusual name.

06/16/2023 09:01:12

The English name Tammy means - twin The meaning of the name Tammy is Diminutive Form Of Tamsin Or Tamara means - palm tree Nickname For: Tamara Nicknames: Tam and Tama 'Tammy' A 1969 hit recorded by Debbie Reynolds (see list of Names in Song titles) Tammy Hurricane or tropical storm (see list of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Names) Teasing Nicknames: Tambo Tamscam Tamale Taminator Tam the Ram Tammy Lammy T-Bird TI'mi Tammer Hammer Double-whammy Tammy Hammy Tammy Tammy Spammy Tammy Clammy Tammer'slammer Tam Tam Tammy Hammy Tammy Pon (Tampon) Tammy Time Tamitha TamaLou Tammy Faye Tammy Whammy Tamalitha Tamba People have called me Pammy, Sammy, Pam!! Especially the elderly. Alternative Spellings: Tamie, Tammi, Tammie and Tamy Variant Forms: Tamma, Tamya and Tamre Popularity: The name Tammy ranked 75th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 2002 US Census. This name first made its appearance on state popularity lists before 2005, but is becoming less commonly used. In some cases, it has fallen off the lists altogether.

06/15/2023 07:27:06

My name is Seth and I am proud of it. It has a good meaning behind it and is easy for people to remember because it is very uncommon. I was named after my great grandfather who❤️s name was Sethro. I only know one other'seth and he is kind of a drug addict but you know life happens. Seth is a good name for a son or daughter but not a good jr or same as father name because It'seems your looking for attention. Hope this helps. Have a great day and keep on the look out for us elusive Seths.

06/13/2023 13:43:10

1998 on May 6 I was named Seth Thomas.. I am very proud of my name and It's no surprise I collect Seth Thomas clocks. My favorite acronym for it is: S.wag E.ntirely T.oo H.igh

05/23/2023 20:45:12

My eldest sons name is Seth caleb, i had a great name picked out for him, but as soon as i heard the name Seth, i changed preferences. And 7 years later im still as in love with the name as i ever was...

05/20/2023 12:31:18

I have one beautiful little boy and his name completely formed him! Ethan SETH is his name. We based his name on initials ESP for guitar and bass brand (his father is a musician), and he gets all kinds of neat stuff with his initials on it! Seth is an awesome name!

05/09/2023 12:36:34

I have a son name'seth born 2015. I only herd one other kid name'seth at the park. We love the meaning.

04/23/2023 01:55:00

thats my name i too was the only one with that name in school but wow its really hard to say for some of my friends lol

04/18/2023 16:42:16

I am using it for the main character for a cartoon I'm developing. The name itself is just so cool, and Seth is designed as attractive.

03/26/2023 10:18:56

My name is Seth. i've always enjoyed it. It'suggests a certain aire of intelligence accompanied by a side of menace. People are never quite sure which I'll choose to unleash at any given'time.

03/19/2023 06:23:26

My brother's friend's name is Seth and he loves his name a lot. he's not only Seth I know and he's glad to be a Seth.

03/14/2023 21:28:20

my nephew is called Seth and it really is a lovely name. It is a combination of mine and my sister's (Seth's mum's sisters) names too, which is really sweet. I do agree that people either love it or hate it- It's quite funny to see people's reactions. I imagine Seths to be handsome and quiet with a mischievious side; and my Seth is definately living up to this image!

03/07/2023 23:25:30

I love this name. People have to really think about the pronounciation of this name before they say it. So, in a way, they seem to remember the person named Seth more easier.

03/02/2023 12:56:18

My boyfriends name is seth. it describes him...shy common and super cute

03/02/2023 09:24:42

what can i say, my boyfriend of 3 years has this name; it's handsome, mysterious, yet fun....i just love it!

02/02/2023 13:41:46

My sons name is Seth and the coment made on jan 22 about somes up our reasons for naming hin Seth..He is 5 and is definately Chaos! but I don't here the name very often and I was so glad it can not be shortened, although my sister in law calls him " sethe's)

01/28/2023 12:54:28

My name is Seth....I Hardly ever meet someone with my name. Many mispronouce it, especially latin speaking cultures. It'seems these days more new babies are being named Seth.

01/26/2023 15:56:34

Seth is one of the greatest names I have heard. My name is also Seth and I was born in 2005. I know two other people with the name'seth. i have not had any problems with having the name. Over all I like the name.

01/09/2023 01:19:50

Nothing bad about it, just a good name, solid name. Only the people named seth can make good comedy cartoons like Family Guy. ;) and robot chicken. ;) And rule the world and religion and be a god.

01/06/2023 11:36:50

My husband and I are expecting our third son in May. We plan to name him Seth due to the biblical Seth being the third son of Adam and Eve. His brothe's also have short masculine names: Logan and Reed. Hopefully it will be a good addition to the family :)

12/29/2022 12:52:48

I named my son Seth. Some people think his name, if they hear it for the first time, think his name is Jeff. But that doesn't bother him or me. I like the fact that It's short, distinctive and there are no other'seths in his class.

12/28/2022 12:11:36

I've been agonizing over a name for my baby to be and when I came across Seth, I thought it was a beautiful name.

12/13/2022 06:35:44

I like a boy name is Seth and he is the'sweetest boy i have ever met! He does cus alot and loves the'song wher's my money...Other than that Seth is a great name

11/19/2022 21:16:04

Seth It's my husband name, and love his name and want to name our child that way, but the only think i don't like about the name is that there are nor nicknames for it

11/17/2022 16:04:26

My name is Seth, and I enjoy having a distinctive, fairly rare name. My experiences are as follows: Teasing: Beth, Bad Breath Seth (Garbage Pail Kids), Sloth (Goonies) Nicknames/Abbreviations: None Mispronunciations: Set, Seff, Steph, Self Commonality: More common on Long Island, where I grew up, than everywhere else I have lived since (DC, AZ,CA). -- Seth P. (Oh yeah for some reason I, and my friends, use my last initial even'though I'm the only "Seth" in our circle.)

11/11/2022 08:43:16

I'm 40 weeks pregnant, and if this little baby is a boy we'll name him Seth! My husband and I love this name. Greetz from The Netherlands!

11/01/2022 03:19:26

My name is Seth I love It'so much, but I would not name my future son Seth because I like my children'to have their own name not just their father's. I also love it because I'm a hudge Christian and am 12 years old and Seth was 'the chosen one' to the line of Jesus."

10/21/2022 14:17:08

My name is Seth. I could not think of a better name to have. I was adopted at birth. My parents named me Seth because it is said to mean "the chosen one." Its a pretty cool story to hear when you are growing up. Seth has been a great name to have, and the ladies kinda like it too.

10/11/2022 18:17:34

My name is Seth (1998) I almost got stuck with hunter or Moses, thankfully not, It's probably the only thing my parents did right lol. I couldn't imagine being called John, Dave, Mike or whatever common boring name you can'think of.

10/05/2022 06:49:32

We named our first born son Aiden because It's a cool name.

09/08/2022 12:58:20

Myname is seth I love it! I'met like 2 people named seth and it was cool. When i saw that most of boys named seth were born in 2012 I thought it was cool cuz I was in 2013 and I'met kids named seth my age. Even'the'sound and look is cool. And its an uncommon name, or well a not very popular. Thx mom and dad! lol

09/07/2022 15:31:06

My name is Seth and its amazing The Egyptian God of Chaos and Destruction that's me. I haven't anyone mispronounce it though and i am the only Seth in my school. Overall the name'seth is Perfect for me

07/16/2022 07:57:18

im naming my childe seth dee stephenson its really cute and it comes frome the bible

07/14/2022 05:37:48

My husband and I went back and forth for months when deciding on a boy name for our son. We debated back and forth and finally came up with Seth David. (The inspiration for Seth came after we watched an episode of "Family Guy," which was created by Seth MacFarlane.) We realized that all of the "famous" Seth's - Seth MacFarlane, Seth Rogen and Seth Green - were such entertaining people and we hoped our son would also be born with a great sense of humor - which he was. He also fits the description as Egyptian God of Chaos & Destruction! We never worry about there being too many Seth's... in fact, I have worked with children for many years and have only worked with two other'seth's. It's a great name and we affectionately call our little man "Sethie"!

03/27/2022 20:17:06

I love this name! It's short, classy and masculine. I am defen'tly naming my future son Seth!

03/14/2022 02:53:06

Love the name'seth. It's our sons name, he is now 6. he'said he loves his name too. I love that their is no one else in his school with the'same name and we very rarely meet another'seth.

03/11/2022 01:41:06

My name is Seth. I was born in 2021 and I have never met anyone with my name! At school one time a teacher walked up to me and said my husbands name is Seth! I said really she'said yeah I have barley meat a Seth! I said me too!

02/18/2022 06:05:42

love the name but really dont like the meaning

01/11/2022 21:23:42

My name is seth what is wrong with it is a goodname not common so people will remember you !

11/10/2021 12:27:18

I like it. Rarely mistaken for anything or anyone else, short, simple. I nearly had Sebastian instead... Sebastian... o.O

10/27/2021 22:42:54

We named our son Simon after his grandfather, Simeon. However, we've always considered the name'simon to be so CLASSIC and timeless. How could you go wrong with the name like Simon especially since we live in such a globalized community where we've learned that his name is perceived in a positive vibe! Lastly, don't pay attention to those silly nay-sayers who still drop silly "Simon Says" remarks! They're foolish! Simon is a fabulous name.

10/24/2021 12:21:54

We named our son Seth. We liked it because it was biblical (timeless), short, not too weird but not over'sed either. I love the name and can't imagine him being anything else!

10/08/2021 10:14:06

My name is Seth! I'maybe have met one person with the'same name. I like my name because it has a very powerful meaning and a deep biblical background. It wasn't until recently I found out that Seth was the Egyptian god of chaos and the desert(I also beli've I read he was the god of destruction too.) Which made me love my name even more! If you want a short, masculine, biblical name'seth is definitely a good one! However, there probably won't be a Seth Jr. in my future family though.

09/05/2021 06:11:06

Seth was the third son of Adam and Eve, the chosen one, neither too brutal or too ethereal - the golden mean between'the polar opposite natures of Cain and Abel. Abel died, Cain was banished, so according to Genesis, the family that descended from Adam and Eve, were all descended from Seth. That makes him the father of us all.

09/03/2021 17:35:06

I really like the name my boyfriend isnt so sure. Im from Arkansas and its not a very common name and thats what im looking for.

07/24/2021 22:32:06

some recent comments are that its a masc. name. we consider it very fem. in western canada.

07/23/2021 22:44:42

Im 20 and have the name Seth, after my Great Grandpa, I love the name, i have met very few Seths in my life, though my friends find it hard to give me nick names so the came up with, Sethifer, Sethuel, Sethie, the list goes on and on.

07/22/2021 11:03:36

I love the name'seth, but am worried about othe's reactions to it...I love hearing how othe's named Seth love their name though - It's been very worthwhile reading this page, Seth has gone to the top of my list for bump!

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Seth FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Seth?
The origin of the name Seth is Hebrew.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Seth?
Set, Appointed
*️⃣ How many people are named Seth?
Almost 163000 people are named Seth.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Seth?
The names of Katelyn, Terrell, Rashad, Shakira, Alesia