Seth

Seth - A very unique male name



  Sep 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Seth, meaning appointed, placed, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #688. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Seth and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Seth? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Seth. The baby boy name Seth was given to 1,781 baby boys in 2012, ranking #208 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 921 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Seth peaked in popularity 17 years ago in 2000 on position 63.



Famous with this name

Seth MacFarlane
Seth Rogen
Seth Meyers


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Seth is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Seth is currently topping the baby name charts in West Virginia at position #107 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #354.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Seth is where you live.


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Seth origin and meaning

Seth is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means appointed, placed. To see famous people named Seth, pop culture references for the name Seth and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Seth

We've found the following names that sound similar to Seth, sorted by popularity.

Scott / Scotty / Scot / Scottie / Syed / Shad / Said / Saad / Sixto / Shaheed /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012208
2011185
2010164
2009139
2008128
2007115
2006103
200591
200480
200380
200272
200168
200063
199965
199887
199797
1996102
199595
199490
199393
199294
199199
1990102
198994
198890
198789
198698
1985105
198499
198398
1982102
198195
198099
1979101
1978105
1977118
1976124
1975136
1974168
1973196
1972244
1971275
1970271
1969326
1968343
1967378
1966425
1965431
1964444
1963486
1962460
1961461
1960447
1959477
1958444
1957482
1956499
1955506
1954517
1953553
1952634
1951638
1950659
1949580
1948717
1947715
1946797
1945690
1944925
1943700
1942884
1941910
19401124
19391189
1938854
1937904
19361099
19351140
1934730
1933862
1932894
19311035
19301813
19291829
1928811
1927871
1926880
1925756
1924846
1923719
1922807
1921659
1920716
1919787
1918677
1917761
1916941
1915737
1914792
1913567
1911558
1910688

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia107
Alaska117
South Dakota118
Delaware127
Idaho132
Virginia140
New Hampshire143
Pennsylvania147
Oklahoma149
Utah152
Michigan153
Arkansas162
Ohio164
Maryland165
Alabama168
Kansas170
Louisiana170
New Mexico171
Tennessee173
Indiana175
Kentucky177
District of Columbia177
Wisconsin183
South Carolina189
Oregon198
North Carolina198
Hawaii204
Florida213
Colorado215
Missouri220
Arizona221
Georgia224
Minnesota227
Mississippi232
Texas235
North Dakota236
Maine238
New York241
Montana252
California254
Washington256
Connecticut257
Iowa258
Nevada269
Massachusetts275
New Jersey321
Illinois354

Even more about Seth


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Seth a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Seth?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2000
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Seth
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 921
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,781

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