Seth

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Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Latin form of Σηθ (Seth), a Greek form of the Hebrew name שֵׁת (Shet) = 'placed, appointed, supplanting one' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

2) Nordic form of Σεθ (Seth), a Greek form of the Egyptian name Setekh = 'pillar, column' [6]

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See also Eeti

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Seth
Genitive: Seths
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Seth
Genitive: Sethin
Partitive: Sethiä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Seth
Genitive: Seths
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Seth
Genitive: Seths

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

  • In the Old Testament, Seth was the third son of Adam and Eva

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[8]
1082 2670 3 8 1079 2662
Finland Finland[9]
n.a.
309 0 0
n.a.
309
Greenland Greenland[10]
27 140
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[11]
56
n.a.
0
n.a.
56
n.a.
Norway Norway[12]
53
n.a.
0
n.a.
53
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[13]
3 6
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Seth (m) Sources: [8][11][12][9]

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Seth (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Seth (m)


References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/