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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Appointed One

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Seth

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Seth in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Seth:

  • Records indicate that 153,332 boys in the United States have been named Seth since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2000, when 6,707 people in the U.S. were given the name Seth. Those people are now 20 years old.

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      42 Positive Comments

  • "I like it. Rarely mistaken for anything or anyone else, short, simple. I nearly had Sebastian instead... Sebastian... o.O" Jun. 2, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "1986 on May 6 I was named Seth Thomas.. I am very proud of my name and it's no surprise I collect Seth Thomas clocks. My favorite acronym for it is: S.wag E.ntirely T.oo H.igh" Mar. 30, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Seth and i like it so if you don't then we are going to have a hard time getting along." Feb. 24, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Seth (1986) I almost got stuck with hunter or Moses, thankfully not, it?s probably the only thing my parents did right lol. I couldn?t imagine being called John, Dave, Mike or whatever common boring name you can think of." Feb. 18, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am using it for the main character for a cartoon I'm developing. The name itself is just so cool, and Seth is designed as attractive." Feb. 4, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a son name Seth born 2015. I only herd one other kid name Seth at the park. We love the meaning." Oct. 28, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby boy I named Seth-Logan I love it, beautiful name especially in the uk, you don't hear it that often but a lot of people comment and say it's an unusual name." Jul. 5, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Myname is seth I love it! i met like 2 people named seth and it was cool. When i saw that most of boys named seth were born in 2000 I thought it was cool cuz I was in 2001 and i met kids named seth my age. Even the sound and look is cool. And its an uncommon name, or well a not very popular. Thx mom and dad! lol" May. 5, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name Seth. It's our sons name, he is now 6. He said he loves his name too. I love that their is no one else in his school with the same name and we very rarely meet another Seth." Jan. 28, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nothing bad about it, just a good name, solid name. Only the people named seth can make good comedy cartoons like Family Guy. ;) and robot chicken. ;) And rule the world and religion and be a god." Jul. 16, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is seth what is wrong with it is a goodname not common so people will remember you !" Jun. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Seth. I could not think of a better name to have. I was adopted at birth. My parents named me Seth because it is said to mean "the chosen one." Its a pretty cool story to hear when you are growing up. Seth has been a great name to have, and the ladies kinda like it too." Feb. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know many different seths! if thair is only about 3000 peaple named seth most of them must be in Indiana. once I was working at a food booth with 4 other seths, it was very confusing with 20 peaple calling the name seth, and not one talking to me. The pluse side is its easy to type in on the computer because the letters are right next to each other. seth seth seth seth seth seth seth seth seth. it took me 8 secondes to type seth that many times. P.S. One of the 20 people calling seth was a very cute girl. Whow was not looking for me!" Nov. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Seth, 1) The REPLACEMENT of Abel who was killed by Cain. 2) The comforter to aged Adam & Eve who had lost both sons (Abel dead & Cain was barnished after killing Abel) 3) The CARER who at a very early age had a huge duty of caring for both mum & dad alone. His other siblings were younger and he had to care for them as well! Seth is thoughtful, considerate (I hate to say this but very true of most Seths) they are quite often too self concious. I am Seth too and my parents especially my mum is so fond of me. I am the eldest of 5, now 38 and with a family of my own but still the 'favourite' of my parents in their early 70s. Seth" Nov. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "The Egyptian God, Set, is actually pronounced "Seth"; the "t" has a "th" sound to it. People often misspell it because of the pronounciation. There are many origins for the name "Seth", some from sanscript and others from the Bible, but the fact that "Seth" is practically the same as the Eqyptian god that slew Osiris (and cut him up into pieces which Isis had to search for) is merely coincidental from my (admittedly sophmoric) research." Oct. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I went back and forth for months when deciding on a boy name for our son. We debated back and forth and finally came up with Seth David. (The inspiration for Seth came after we watched an episode of "Family Guy," which was created by Seth MacFarlane.) We realized that all of the "famous" Seth's - Seth MacFarlane, Seth Rogen and Seth Green - were such entertaining people and we hoped our son would also be born with a great sense of humor - which he was. He also fits the description as Egyptian God of Chaos & Destruction! We never worry about there being too many Seth's... in fact, I have worked with children for many years and have only worked with two other Seth's. It's a great name and we affectionately call our little man "Sethie"!" Jul. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 8 year old son is named Seth. It a biblical name and means "consecrated to God," which is how we hope it to be with our son, which is why we named him Seth. (Not sure where the Egyptian god of destruction meaning came from that someone else wrote about??? I have never heard that before.) I'm glad its a fairly uncommon name too. We know other boys around his age named Seth, but they're pretty few and far between...which is how we like it." Jul. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Seth, but am worried about others reactions to it...I love hearing how others named Seth love their name though - It's been very worthwhile reading this page, Seth has gone to the top of my list for bump!" May. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Seth, and I was born in 1995. I have only met a handful of Seths in my short life. There are a few origins of the name. The egyptian god (though that is pronounced with no h and a hard t: Set) of chaos and the desert. It can also be from the Hebrew word Seth, meaning placed or appointed. I like the idea of being a god of chaos's disciple, or me and my name bound brethren being somehow chosen. I love my name!" May. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Seth and its amazing The Egyptian God of Chaos and Destruction that's me. I haven't anyone mispronounce it though and i am the only Seth in my school. Overall the name Seth is Perfect for me" May. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are expecting our third son in May. We plan to name him Seth due to the biblical Seth being the third son of Adam and Eve. His brothers also have short masculine names: Logan and Reed. Hopefully it will be a good addition to the family :)" Apr. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Seth and I love it. I don't hear of it very often an there isn't 10 other Seth's in his class." Oct. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriends name is seth. it describes him...shy common and super cute" Aug. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my nephew is called Seth and it really is a lovely name. It is a combination of mine and my sister's (Seth's mum's sisters) names too, which is really sweet. I do agree that people either love it or hate it- it's quite funny to see people's reactions. I imagine Seths to be handsome and quiet with a mischievious side; and my Seth is definately living up to this image!" Jul. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absoulutely LOVE this name! I'm guna name my son Seth. Alexander and Logan are my other favorites" May. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Seth itýs my husband name, and love his name and want to name our child that way, but the only think i donýt like about the name is that there are nor nicknames for it" May. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Seth and the coment made on jan 22 about somes up our reasons for naming hin Seth..He is 5 and is definately Chaos! but I don't here the name very often and I was so glad it can not be shortened, although my sister in law calls him " sethers)" Feb. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just named our little boy Seth. I have never met a Seth before (I can think of 3 famous Seths tho), but it's strong biblical history makes it a timeless name (even though we are not religous). We also like it because it cannot be shortened. When I found out that Seth was also the Egyptian god of chaos and destruction it swung it for me. He seems to be living up to his name!!" Jan. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Seth" was the ancient Egyptian God of Chaos and destruction. still, a pretty cool name." Jul. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is my favorite gift my mother gave me. I have a brother named Luke, and cousins Mark and John. I was almost Matthew! For many of the reasonds already stated, I love my name. It is short, strong, and masculine. I didn't know too many other Seths growing up either. It is a cool and deeply rooted name." May. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is my favorite gift my mother gave me. I have a brother named Luke, and cousins Mark and John. I was almost Matthew! For many of the reasonds already stated, I love my name. It is short, strong, and masculine. I didn't know too many other Seths growing up either. It is a cool and deeply rooted name." May. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Seth. I've always enjoyed it. It suggests a certain aire of intelligence accompanied by a side of menace. People are never quite sure which I'll choose to unleash at any given time." Apr. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! It's short, classy and masculine. I am defenetly naming my future son Seth!" Nov. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name seth!!! it my friends name...the only bad thing is when i try to find anything like specialized name things..they never have seth...i think they should have it b/c i know a lot of seths." Jun. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Seth, and I enjoy having a distinctive, fairly rare name. My experiences are as follows: Teasing: Beth, Bad Breath Seth (Garbage Pail Kids), Sloth (Goonies) Nicknames/Abbreviations: None Mispronunciations: Set, Seff, Steph, Self Commonality: More common on Long Island, where I grew up, than everywhere else I have lived since (DC, AZ,CA). -- Seth P. (Oh yeah for some reason I, and my friends, use my last initial even though I'm the only "Seth" in our circle.)" Jun. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I loved the name Seth for along time and knew if I ever had a boy that would be his name. My Seth just turned three and he is the only one in his preschool with the name. In a sea of names starting with vowels Aidan, Adrian,Austin, Aren,Andrew, Everett, Ethan etc etc Seth stands out. It's short and masculine." Apr. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Seth (now 5), in England people either love it or hate it. Considering its such an old name, I am often surprised how many people ask how it's spelt. It sometimes get confused with Steph. We still absolutely love the name and it suits him perfectly and he is the only Seth in his school." Jan. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Seth and I absolutely love it. It has such a nice meaning with it!" Jan. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "thats my name i too was the only one with that name in school but wow its really hard to say for some of my friends lol" Dec. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. People have to really think about the pronounciation of this name before they say it. So, in a way, they seem to remember the person named Seth more easier." Dec. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son "Seth" in 1979. I love it. It is really a unique name, altho I've noticed it has become more popular as time goes by. It goes good with our last name which is a long one." Dec. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Seth. Some people think his name, if they hear it for the first time, think his name is Jeff. But that doesn't bother him or me. I like the fact that it's short, distinctive and there are no other Seths in his class." Jul. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Every kid I meet named Seth is extremely flamboyant and homosexual." Jan. 24, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "some recent comments are that its a masc. name. we consider it very fem. in western canada." Sep. 23, 2012: Report as inappropriate

      16 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Seth and I am proud of it. It has a good meaning behind it and is easy for people to remember because it is very uncommon. I was named after my great grandfather who?s name was Sethro. I only know one other Seth and he is kind of a drug addict but you know life happens. Seth is a good name for a son or daughter but not a good jr or same as father name because it seems your looking for attention. Hope this helps. Have a great day and keep on the look out for us elusive Seths." Mar. 5, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Seth. I was born in 2009 and I have never met anyone with my name! At school one time a teacher walked up to me and said my husbands name is Seth! I said really she said yeah I have barley meat a Seth! I said me too!" Nov. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's friend's name is Seth and he loves his name a lot. He's not only Seth I know and he's glad to be a Seth." Nov. 23, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is called Seth- this was a favourite name of mine for a while before e was born! He is the only Seth at school" Jul. 30, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like a boy name is Seth and he is the sweetest boy i have ever met! He does cus alot and loves the song wheres my money...Other than that Seth is a great name" Jun. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son is called Seth, he is 3 weeks old bless him, hope he likes it when he is older" Feb. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "The egyptian god, is SET, not Seth... Set is one of the guys who helps with the measuring of the dead peoples organs etc." Oct. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 3rd son is named Seth and I love it and so does he. I know only one other young man named Seth" Aug. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Seth is one of the greatest names I have heard. My name is also Seth and I was born in 1993. I know two other people with the name Seth. i have not had any problems with having the name. Over all I like the name." Sep. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Seth! I maybe have met one person with the same name. I like my name because it has a very powerful meaning and a deep biblical background. It wasn't until recently I found out that Seth was the Egyptian god of chaos and the desert(I also believe I read he was the god of destruction too.) Which made me love my name even more! If you want a short, masculine, biblical name Seth is definitely a good one! However, there probably won't be a Seth Jr. in my future family though." Jun. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Seth was the third son of Adam and Eve, the chosen one, neither too brutal or too ethereal - the golden mean between the polar opposite natures of Cain and Abel. Abel died, Cain was banished, so according to Genesis, the family that descended from Adam and Eve, were all descended from Seth. That makes him the father of us all." May. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My name is Seth I love it so much, but I would not name my future son Seth because I like my children to have their own name not just their father's. I also love it because I'm a hudge Christian and am 12 years old and Seth was 'the chosen one' to the line of Jesus."" Apr. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Seth....I Hardly ever meet someone with my name. Many mispronouce it, especially latin speaking cultures. It seems these days more new babies are being named Seth." Sep. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this name, Seth Ryan or Seth Daniel is a good combo I think." Jul. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Seth. We liked it because it was biblical (timeless), short, not too weird but not overused either. I love the name and can't imagine him being anything else!" Jul. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just named our son Seth. We like it because we it is a known name but not common, has a long history and each Seth seems to be able to carve his own identity, not typecast by his name." Jul. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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