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Gender: M Meaning of Seth: "appointed, placed" Origin of Seth: Hebrew Seth's Popularity in 2013: #231

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The long neglected name of Adam and Eve's third son after Cain and Abel, Seth is now being increasingly appreciated for its gentle, understated presence, and its strong middle-name potential. It reached a high of Number 63 in the year 2000, and is now at 231.

The name was adopted in England in the late Middle ages, then popularized by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.

Seth was widely heard in the American old West, as reflected in such vintage TV oaters as Wagon Train, featuring Major Seth Adams. George Eliot and Charles Dickens both created characters named Seth and there is a Twilight werewolf called Seth Clearwater. Currently, Seth has taken on a lighter persona via such high-profile comical Seths as SNL/Lat Night/'s Seth Meyers, the movies' Seth Rogen, and animated comedy creator Seth MacFarlane.

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Famous People Named Seth

Seth Avett - American musician
Seth Myers - American comedian and actor
Seth Benjamin Green - American actor
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane - creator of Family Guy and American Dad
Seth Rogen - Canadian Actor
Seth Rollins, American professional wrestler
Jacob Seth Lofland, American actor
Seth Gabel, American actor
Seth Curry, American basketball player

Pop Culture References for the Name Seth

Seth Cohen - character from the TV series The O.C.
Seth Clearwater - character in the Twilight series
Set (also known as Seth) - god of the desert, storms and chaos in Egyptian mythology
Seth Twiright, fictional scientist (in project MA), from Evillious Chronicles
Seth - character in Ned's Declassifed School Survival Guide
Seth - Jonah Hill's character in "Superbad"
Seth - character in Melissa Marr's "Wicked Lovely" series
Seth - fictional character from the British Channel 4 science fiction comedy-drama Misfits, portrayed by Matthew McNulty.
Seth Sorenson from Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series
Seth, main character in Race to Witch Mountian

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