Boy name origins & meanings
- Hebrew : Apppointed one
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- Indian (northern states) : Hindu, Jain, and Parsi name found among several mercantile communities, from sẹth ‘merchant’, ‘banker’ in Hindi and neighboring languages (from Sanskritšrẹṣthī, a term denoting the head of a mercantile or other guild). The Khatris of the Panjab have a clan called Seth.
- Scottish and Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Sithigh or Ó Síthigh (see Sheehy).