Irish variation of James

Seamus Origin and Meaning

The name Seamus is boy's name of Irish origin meaning "supplanter".
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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Famous People Named Seamus

  • Seamus DeaneNorthern Irish poet and novelist
  • Seamus Justin HeaneyNorthern Irish poet
  • Seamus McGarveyNorthern Irish cinematographer
  • Seamus Patrick DeverAmerican actor
  • Seamus Thomas Harris O'ReganCanadian politician and TV personality
  • Seamus Frederick MallonNorthern Irish politician
  • Seamus Liam DaveyFitzpatrick, American actor
  • Seamus Anthony "Shay" BrennanIrish footballer
  • Seamus "Shay" KeoghIrish footballer
  • Seamus "Shay" ElliottIrish cyclist

Seamus in Pop Culture

  • Seamus Finnigancharacter in the "Harry Potter" series
  • Seamus McTiernencharacter in film "The Luck of the Irish"
  • "Seamus" song by Pink Floyd