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Gender: Male Meaning of Seymour: "marshy land near the sea" Origin of Seymour: English

The name Seymour is a boy's name of English origin meaning "marshy land near the sea". Seymour and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would you name a sibling to...?".

From the experts:

Out playing shuffleboard at his condo and not expected back for several generations -- unless it morphs into a girls' name, a la Sydney.

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Famous People Named Seymour

Seymour Cray, American electrical engineer
Seymour Myron "Sy" Hersh, American investigative journalist
Seymour Cassel, American actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor
Seymour Hicks, British actor
Seymour Martin Lipset, American sociologist
Seymour Butts, Prank Call Character in The Simpsons
Jane Seymour, British queen, third wife of Henry VIII
Jane Seymour, British actress
Jane Seymour Fonda, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Seymour

Seymour M. Tapiro, Sand Merchant and Babyboy
Seymour Krelborn, main character in "Little Shop of Horrors"
"Seymour Stein," song by Belle and Sebastian
Seymour Guado, character in video game "Final Fantasy X"
Seymour Birkhoff, character on TV's "Nikita"
Principal Seymour Skinner, character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Seymour Glass, character in J.D. Salinger's fiction
Seymour, character in the movie "Ghost World"
Seymour, leopard head in "Percy Jackson and the Olympians"


indiefendi2 Says:


Jane Fonda's middle name is Seymour... she was probably named after the Queen of England Jane Seymour.

MonikerWanderer Says:


This name is so awesome. I love it. No one is using it right now, but I'd say it's due for a comeback. It's in my top 5 boy names.

cyoung325 Says:


I agree Seymour is a bit old, but saying it would be better fit for a girl is insane! How dare you NB for even suggesting it! I think Seymour would be really cute on a little boy and could see it alongside all the Walters, Alberts, and Edwards nowadays.

PoppyOrangey Says:


I LOVE the name Seymour and I don't find it old mannish at all. Maybe because, I've never met anyone named Seymour, but I think it can be fresh again along side August, Silas, and Isaiah.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I am planning to use this for a character! In reality, not a fave but I feel it fits said character.

jordalini Says:


I think this would be ADORABLE on a little girl, it has all the makings of the popular unisex names of today ie, Sawyer

raevynstar Says:


No way, NB--this is NMS, but it would be awful on a girl!