[ 2 syll. sea-mus, se-am-us ] The baby boy name Seamus is pronounced as -SHEY-MahS †. Seamus is largely used in the Irish, Scottish, and English languages. It is derived from Hebrew origins. This is the English version of Seamas, which is itself an equivalent of James. Its spelling is typical of the translation of the 'j' sound into 'sh' in Celtic languages, which do not have the former sound. The name has been adopted by the general English speaker since the 20th century.
Seamus is an Irish and Scottish variant transcription of the name James (English and Hebrew).
Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of Seamus.
Seamus is a somewhat popular baby boy name. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1990s; before that, it was of very modest use only. At the peak of its usage in 2008, 0.014% of baby boys were given the name Seamus. It was #751 in rank then. In 2015, its usage was 0.011% and its ranking #948. Out of the family of boy names directly linked to Seamus, James was the most widely used. In 2015, it was 67 times more widely used than Seamus.
Baby names that sound like Seamus include Séamus, Shamus, Sambhddha, Samko, Sanchez, Sancho, Sancos, Sanctio, Sang Ki, Sang Kyu, Sanjae, Sanjay, Sanjaya, Sanjaye, Sanjey, Sankha, Sanko, Sansao, Santxo, and Saunac.
† Pronunciation for Seamus: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"
A famous person named Seamus is Poet, Seamus Heaney, born 13 April 1939, Bellaghy, Northern Ireland.