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Gender: M Meaning of Seth: "appointed, placed" Origin of Seth: Hebrew Seth's Popularity in 2016: #307

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, though it has drifted down to its current spot at 307.

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.

Famous People Named Seth

Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and comedian
(Timothy) Seth Avett, American musician
Seth Adam Meyers, American TV host, comedian, and writer
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane, American series creator, writer, comedian, and actor
Seth Benjamin Green, American actor and writer
Seth Gabel, American actor
Seth Adham Curry, American basketball player
Seth Rollins (born Colby Daniel Lopez), American pro wrestler
Seth Low, American politician; 92nd mayor of New York City
Seth Wilbur Moulton, U.S. congressman from Massachusetts

Pop Culture References for the name Seth

Set aka Seth, god of the desert, storms and chaos in Egyptian mythology
Seth Cohen, character on TV's "The O.C."
Seth Clearwater, character in the Twilight series
Seth Mortenson, character in Richelle Meads Succubus series
Seth Twiright, character in Evillious Chronicles
Seth Powers, character on TV's "Ned's Declassifed School Survival Guide"
Seth, character in film "Superbad"
Seth Morgan, character in Melissa Marr's "Wicked Lovely" series
Seth, character on British TV series "Misfits"
Seth Sorenson, character in Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series
Seth, main character in film "Race to Witch Mountain," brother of Sara
Mr. Seth Branson, a character on MTV's "Scream"
Seth Grayson, White House Press Secretary on "House of Cards"

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