Additional information: There are two possible origins of the name Seth. The most commonly cited for the English name Seth is the Hebrew origin. The 3rd son of Adam and Eve was born after the murder of Abel by his twin brother Cain and was given the name Shet, meaning “placed or appointed”. Seth is derived from the name Shet. Other origins suggest the name came from ancient Egypt, although the pronunciation of this name Seth is closer to “set”. The name Seth in Egypt referred to the god of chaos and of the deserts. This god is said to have killed Osiris before being slain by Osiris’ son in later years.
No variations or alternate spellings exist for the name Seth. As mentioned above, the name does have a different pronunciation when used in the ancient Egyptian context. Otherwise, there are also no short forms for the name Seth either.
The popularity of the name Seth reached its highest peak when in 2000 it was the 63rd most popular name in the US. Since 2000, the popularity of the name was on the decline. In 2014, the latest recorded years of name usages, it was ranked as the 250th most popular name in the US, the 90th most popular in England and Wales, and the 120th most popular in the Netherlands. Usage may be on any upward trend in the UK and the Netherlands although it appears to be trending downwards in countries like the US and Australia.
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The first thing you should know if you are considering Seth for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Seth is a boy name.
The name Seth is of Hebrew origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Hebrew speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Seth we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Seth Name Meaning
The meaning of Seth is “Appointed”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Seth and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Seth and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Seth is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Seth Categories
The name Seth is in the following categories: Ancient Egyptian Names, Biblical Names, Christian Names, English Names, Hebrew Names, Jewish Names, Literary Characters Names, Twilight Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Seth. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Seth, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Seth
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Seth displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Seth Boy Name Popularity Chart
Seth Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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