Gender: Male Meaning of Seth: "appointed, placed" Origin of Seth: Hebrew Seth's Popularity in 2018: #376

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.

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Rank in US: #376

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Pop Culture References for the name Seth

Sutekh, Set


LV51sfan91 Says:


Handsome strong and biblical! I love this name. But sometimes it feels like il saying se@!

RoddyThlayli Says:


I have a cousin named Seth. His mom calls him Sether.

clairelaliberte Says:


Yeah, but if the kid had a lisp?

TaliaCat Says:


Too preppy

Essa Says:


Ok, I like it. I really like it. It's so simple and yet quite uncommon (at least where I'm from, I've only met one in my life!).

LadyVanRaven Says:


I just don't like the way the name rolls off my own tongue. It's a personal opinion, and I don't mean it to insult anyone with a speech impediment (I just have no other way of describing it).

LadyVanRaven Says:


I'm not a fan of either names for the same reason honestly. :/ Not all names with TH are like this for me but most are.

fuzzycub Says:


Ssssssthhh.... sounds like someone speaking Parseltongue.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


There was a kid at my school. ?. First name Seth, last name was one syllable with an S and WAY too close to his first name. It was hard to say and I have no idea why his parents did that.

sashapizzarova Says:


no different than Beth/Elizabeth

Addie88 Says:


How terrible must this name be on kids with speech impediments? I can only imagine.

Addie88 Says:


Understated, familiar, and always overlooked. I really enjoy Seth, but unfortunately, I don't think monosyllabic first names flow well with my monosyllabic last name. That rules out a lot of my favorites. :(

LadyVanRaven Says:


I've always wanted to like Seth but it just sounds too lispy at the end...