"appointed, placed"

Seth Origin and Meaning

The name Seth is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "appointed, placed".

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

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 talk-show host Seth Meyers, the movies' Seth Rogen and animated-comedy creator Seth MacFarlane.

# 524 in the US

Seth Rank in US Top 1000

# 234 on Nameberry

Seth Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Seth Popularity

Famous People Named Seth

  • Seth RogenCanadian actor and comedian
  • (Timothy) Seth AvettAmerican musician
  • Seth Adam MeyersAmerican TV host, comedian, and writer
  • Seth Woodbury MacFarlaneAmerican series creator, writer, comedian, and actor
  • Seth Benjamin GreenAmerican actor and writer
  • Seth GabelAmerican actor
  • Seth Adham CurryAmerican basketball player
  • Seth Rollins (born Colby Daniel Lopez)American pro wrestler
  • Seth LowAmerican politician; 92nd mayor of New York City
  • Seth Wilbur MoultonU.S. congressman from Massachusetts

Seth in Pop Culture

  • Set aka Sethgod of the desert, storms and chaos in Egyptian mythology
  • Seth Cohencharacter on TV's "The O.C."
  • Seth Clearwatercharacter in the Twilight series
  • Seth Mortensoncharacter in Richelle Meads Succubus series
  • Seth Twirightthe cause of literally everything that occurs in Evillious Chronicles
  • Seth Powerscharacter on TV's "Ned's Declassifed School Survival Guide"
  • Sethcharacter in film "Superbad"
  • Seth Morgancharacter in Melissa Marr's "Wicked Lovely" series
  • Sethcharacter on British TV series "Misfits"
  • Seth Sorensoncharacter in Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series
  • Sethmain character in film "Race to Witch Mountain," brother of Sara
  • Mr. Seth Bransona character on MTV's "Scream"
  • Seth GraysonWhite House Press Secretary on "House of Cards"