From the experts:
Parents who have tired of Sean are now contemplating Seamus, the Irish form of James, which has a lot more substance and verve.
One of the name's most famous bearers is the 1995 Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney. Seamus is also a Harry Potter name—Seamus Finnigan is a half-blood wizard friend of Harry's.
At a time when the police force was predominantly Irish, "shamus" became a slang term for a detective.
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