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The original Hebrew name is Chet (khet).
Miss Claire  4/6/2005
Seth Green from Austin Powers is the only guy I can think of with this name.
Nava  12/12/2005
In the Bible, Seth was the third son of Adam.
Arowen Half-Elven  12/15/2005
It's also said to be originated from Egyptian mythology. A variant of the name 'Set' and possibly meaning 'pillar' or 'dazzle'.
bubba1match  12/19/2005
Carl Zeth "Zäta" Konstantin Höglund (1884 – August 13, 1956) was a leading Swedish Communist politician, writer and journalist. Höglund can be credited as the founder of the Swedish Communist movement.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Actually Seth means "substitute" from Hebrew because Cain killed his brother Abel and God cursed Cain for it. Eve said that she would name her child Seth because he was a substitute or replacement for her first two sons.
Lady Ealasaid  1/19/2006
I think the meaning listed corresponds to roughly the same thing, really. Translation is not a flawless process.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2007
The name Seth reminds me of some kid with an eye infection for some odd reason.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
A famous bearer of this name is Seth Cohen on the O.C.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2006
Famous bearer of the name is Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy.
Nava  4/2/2006
Seth is such a nice name for a boy. It is increasing in popularity but isn't over used.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
How many people on here agree that "Seth Ashton" sounds pretty hot? (It's okay if you oppose it!)
Athena_skye  8/28/2006
Seth is a handsome name for a boy and it is not overused but that doesn't matter. Overall I'd give it a 9 2/3 or 10.
Eme  10/14/2006
Actor Seth Green is a famous bearer.
Mithos514  11/4/2006
Seth has always been one of my favorite names. I think it's an awesome name for a guy!
― Anonymous User  11/13/2006
In the Bible, the name Seth literally means "substitute," as he was given by God to Adam and Eve, when their sons Cain and Abel were both disqualified as the carrier of the promised seed.
dreadfulxsorry  11/16/2006
This name reminds me of a basketball player.
Taydbug112  12/15/2006
Seth used to be a common choice for sons born after the death of an older sibling--as Seth was born after the death of Abel. The Puritans were quite fond of this practice.
GasolineAllie  1/23/2007
I think Seth is a really good name to give to your kid.
7up  2/7/2007
The name of Sethe, the protagonist of Toni Morrison's novel Beloved, is a feminization of Seth.
Wordsmith14  8/16/2007
Never really had anything against the name "Seth", although I think it is a tad bit on the boring side.
gracielou16  8/24/2007
I've never liked this name, personally. I'm not sure why. Something about the way it sounds I guess.
scarletquillraven  10/20/2007
My son's name is Seth. It's a tough name for bullies to find a way to turn into something horrible -- other than "chef" and "bad breath Seth" -- which were bearable for him during his tender years. No-one asks how to spell it. It reminds people of cowboys. Girls love it. Conjures up the strong silent type. All in all, a Seth is a person you can depend on to be calm when all hell breaks lose and they are fiercely loyal to their friends and family. Oh, and in regular, walk around life, NO-ONE points out the Biblical references. People just assume it's just a cool name from some old Western.
leananshae  11/25/2007
Native French speakers can't say "th" (the sound does not exist in French) so "Seth" comes out sounding like, "set" which is the phonetic spelling for their word for "seven". Many British anglophones have a tough time saying "th" as well and "Seth" comes out sounding like, "sef". So if you are married to a Frenchman or Brit, or have plans to live in either of those countries for very long, you might want to bypass this name for your little boy! (Even though it is my son's name and I love it!)
leananshae  11/27/2007
Actually, English people can pronounce the "th" sound. There may be the occasional person who pronounces it "f", but I'm English and I don't know anyone with trouble pronouncing the sound. "Th" is a common sound in the language.

I've seen this name a few times in literature, which has improved my opinion on it, but it's not a favourite of mine.
ILoveAllThePoison  8/1/2009
Seth Adkins is an actor who starred in Bad News Bears, along with many other television shows and movies.
BoiCrazii  12/30/2007
Nitpicking on the history listed on the page - Seth was not the forefather of the human race. Adam and Eve had other children who are not named, as mentioned in Genesis 5:6. Wow I sound like such a religious nut, I swear I'm not! [noted -ed]
ZoeAliza  2/6/2008
There's a female character called Seth in Trinity Blood.
Solaitaire  2/8/2008
Ewww. Seth for a girl. Gross. Otherwise, this is kind of a plain name. But I think one that could be carried through all ages.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2008
*shrugs* Maybe. It worked in the context of the anime, partly because there was a bit of theme naming going on (Seth had two older brothers named Cain and Abel, her name was pretty inevitable), and for some reason it just suits the character.
Solaitaire  2/13/2008
This name screams "blah" to me. It's sooo boring and plain. No "WOW!" factor.
jasmineenimsaj  2/14/2008
Actor/writer Seth Rogen.
FMRadio  3/11/2008
Seth Clearwater is the name of a werewolf in the Twilight Series.
outsiders_fan  4/5/2008
I am currently planning out a novel, and I named the protagonist this, just because I don't plan on ever having children and I need an excuse to use it. The name 'Seth' to be brings up the image of a gentle, masculine person, who is somewhat of a lady's man. I'm just afraid it will become overused.
IronTears  6/9/2008
Seth is the name of a character on the fantasy Canadian television series 'Di-Gata Defenders', which is fairly popular amongst children.
IronTears  6/9/2008
This name is awesome, I might name my future son this! Isn't there another Seth much later in the New Testament? I thought there was, but I can't find it.
not_another_Jessica  6/25/2008
Seth is a nice name, however it shall always remind me of that evil kid from Pixar's "Toy Story."
Ceolsige  8/2/2008
Actually, the mean kid in Toy Story was Sid, not Seth.

That said, I really like the name Seth. It's not outrageous, but it's not too plain. It's also not too strong or too soft; I could see a shy, cute kid with this name, as well as a totally sexy, strong, solitary man. And it's not too overused or underused. Basically, it's just a nice, flexible name.
thefancyapple  5/19/2011
I love this name for a BOY. It makes me think of a quiet handsome guy who is sweet, funny, a bit mysterious and very romantic.
_0TophasNails_1  11/30/2008
A famous bearer is Seth Meyers, actor known for doing the Live Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live.
margs66  3/22/2009
Seth is the name of one of the main characters in Fablehaven.
kelly1994_2013  6/16/2009
The name Seth sounds really energetic and nice. I think it's a great name.
-Julia-  7/23/2009
Cool name. It's masculine, brave, and caring, everything you could want in a boy's name. Too bad it's getting popular.
Black_X  5/11/2010
Just no. Seth rhymes with "meth" and sounds like the name of a stupid boy who runs into walls.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2010
I love this name. It sounds so masculine.
Chrila96  10/20/2010
To me, it sounds strong, handsome, and mysterious, but also a little dangerous. I think it takes a certain kind of person to carry the name Seth.
GibsonGirl  9/7/2011
The main character in the book `Kiss Of Death' by Malcolm Rose is named Seth and he has a twin sister named Kim. It's a very good book, worth reading.
Grace_Scarlette  9/9/2011
In the novel "Cold Comfort Farm", Seth Starkadder is devastatingly handsome, inconveniently oversexed and a passionate movie fan; he becomes the leading man in numerous romantic films.
Anneza  11/30/2011
This name connotes many wonderful things: Cool, funny, confident, good, amiable, social, eminent, and super-sexy-hot. It's the perfect name.
Sabella Authoress  9/30/2012
Although Seth Sorenson was already mentioned, the commenter didn't give him the attention he deserves. He's that cool. He's one of the main characters from Brandon Mull's Fablehaven books, which are absolutely worth the read if you have nothing against fantasy. "All roads lead to Seth!"
Sabella Authoress  9/30/2012
Our son's name is Seth :) He's still in his toddler years at the moment, but the name always reminded me of a mischievous lil guy and some one in a band also, lol.
My husband chose this name for him and it suits him. He is a blue eyed blonde haired ball of energy with a sweet nature and a caring heart.
We are Aussies and sometimes I get asked to repeat his name and it comes out like steff! I wouldn't change his name it suits him perfectly even of his mummy has to repeat herself :D.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2013
To me, Seth is a very attractive name. It reminds me of outdoorsy guys who are very cool and not in need of being the center of attention. I think it sounds like a healthy, fit, and happy guy. It is masculine but not hardened.
heatherchild  3/7/2014
My son is named Seth. I learned that the meaning was "a gift" "a grant".
So many great comments about the name and how it sounds and what you picture. He is now grown and is to be married in less than 2 weeks. He is genuine, deeply loving, thoughtful, caring, would help anyone, brave, not a huge talker but when he speaks it's well thought-out and profound, looks at things in a broad prospective and thinks of the future by what he does, intensely aware of others feelings, very loyal to family and friends, devoted, very hard-working, strong. Someone wrote in sorts that it takes someone unique to carry this name, and this Seth sure carries it very very well!
jennruss1  9/23/2014
Nice name but... rhymes with Meth and sounds like sex. Th instead of x.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2014
Seth is quite possibly the most sexiest masculine name out there in my opinion. ;)
― Anonymous User  12/22/2014
Seth is the name of the Chinese squid in Suicidal Unicorns (I think that's its name, I may have misheard it).
― Anonymous User  4/27/2015
I honestly love the name Seth, and would love to name my child Seth :)
― Anonymous User  6/8/2015
Colby Lopez, an American professional wrestler signed to WWE who performs under the ring name "Seth Rollins".
― Anonymous User  7/16/2015
Seth is the god of chaos in Egyptian mythology, in which he was sometimes associated with royalty and negative unpredictability.
Wintergreen5000  8/7/2015
Seth is the main antagonist of the Street Fighter IV series.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2015
This is a nice, simple, yet interesting and not too common name. Every Seth I've ever met has long hair and loves heavy metal, and so I associate the name with that kind of lifestyle and I think it's cool!
― Anonymous User  5/25/2016
Seth Green from Austin Powers and Robot Chicken is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2016
I'm Seth and I think I'm getting used to it now since it aint judged harshly... I'm cool now. I have to admit Seth Rogen is my role model. He is great.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2016
The main character in "The Fly", played by Jeff Goldblum, is named Seth.
Mythology1  7/17/2016
This name is nice. I think it is a great name because it just always gives you a good feeling.
― Anonymous User  12/2/2016
My absolute favourite boy's name and has been for about twenty years.
Was a long standing character in a British soap "Emmerdale Farm" (later "Emmerdale") along with fellow farmer, Amos - another name I love (Amos Lee is a cool bearer of this name, although his birth name is Ryan).
Would not think twice about naming a child this.
Polkadotprincess  4/16/2017
Seth Morrison plays guitar for Christian Rock band Skillet.
Loyal_Rage  6/30/2017

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