First name origin & meaning:
Hebrew: Apppointed one
First name variations: Sethia
Last 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 Sanskrit
šrẹṣthī, 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).
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