Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the Irish boys name Seamus

How do you pronounce Irish name Seamus?

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What does Seamus mean?

The Irish version of James. Many well-known Irishmen have been called Seamus including the 1995 Nobel poet laureate Seamus Heaney. The Nobel prize in Literature was awarded for his “works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past”.

What is the gender for the Irish name Seamus?

Boy | Male

Is Seamus a boy or girl name?

Niall is traditionally given to a boy.

How do you spell Seamus in Irish?

It is spelled “Seamus”.

How do you pronounce the Irish name Seamus?

It is pronounced “shay + muss”.

What is the English equivalent names of Seamus?

The English version of Seamus is James.

What is Seamus a nickname for?

Seamus is a nickname for the Irish name James.

Is Seamus a rare or common name?

Seamus saw its popularity peak in the late 1970’s and has been in steady decline since then. Most recently in 2021, Niall ranked #257 for Irish baby boys names with 18. births. Source: