Name: Seth

Origin and Meaning of the Name Seth

  • Pronunciation:
    (seth); (set)
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    English and Hebrew speaking countries
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    In the Bible, Seth was the son of Adam and Eve, he was born after the murder of Abel by his twin brother Cain. Seth is noted as the son of Adam from whom Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph and consequently David and Jesus are descended. Seth or Set was also an evil and powerful god to the ancient Egyptians who was ruler of destruction and chaos.

    Famous bearers include actors Seth Rogen, and Seth Green, and the characters Seth Cohen on TV show 'The OC' and Seth Clearwater in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight book series.

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