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Boy Name: Seymour

Name: Seymour
Pronunciation: \se(y)-mour\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: Saint-Maur
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Xiomar
Variant forms: Seamore, Seamor, Seamour, Seymore
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 836
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1152


Seymour \se(y)-mour\ as a boy's name is pronounced SEE-mor. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Seymour is "Saint-Maur". The name of a place in northern France. Many Norman aristocrats who conquered England in 1066 were known by the place names of the estates they left behind in France. English pronunciation of these baronial titles led to the creation of surnames such as Seymour and Sinclair. The Norman French name Maur is derived from Mauricus, Latin ancestor to the English name Maurice, meaning "dark-skinned". Mostly 19th century use.

Seymour has 4 variant forms: Seamore, Seamor, Seamour and Seymore.

A baby name that sounds like Seymour is Xiomar.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Seymour.


Seymour is a somewhat popular first name for men (#836 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1152 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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