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Boy Name: Seamus

Name: Seamus
Pronunciation: \se(a)-mus\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Irish
Related Names: Jacob
Sounds Like: Semmes, Syms, Simms, Symms
Variant forms: Seumas, Seumus, Shamus


Seamus \se(a)-mus\ as a boy's name is pronounced SHAY-mus. It is of Irish origin. Variant of James (Hebrew) "he who supplants". "Shamus" is sometimes used as an American slang for a private detective. Poet Seamus Heaney.

Seamus has 3 variant forms: Seumas, Seumus and Shamus.

For more information, see also the related name Jacob.

Baby names that sound like Seamus are Semmes, Syms, Simms and Symms.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Seamus.


Seamus is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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