An Irish form of the name "James", both of which mean "one who supplants".

Currently, the most famous Seamus is probably Seamus Heaney, the Irish poet who won the Nobel Prize in 1995.

Seamus is pronounced "SHAY-mus" and in its Irish form, is spelled Séamus. It is the Irish form of James, which in turn is the English form of Jacob (see also: Shamus), which finally comes from the Hebrew name Ya'akov. Another form of this name is spelled Séamas.

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