Name SEE

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 273 births of See in the countries below, which represents an average of 2 births of children bearing the first name See per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 0 birth.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom See   
In Italiano Nome See   

Information about the first name See

The first name See has been assigned to:
2.20% to boys
97.80% to girls
The country where the first name See is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Female
This first name has 3 letters including 2 vowels and 1 consonant

Anagrams of the first name See

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of See : Ese, Esé, Eşe

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Origin and meaning of name See

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English seen, from Old English sēon (“to see, look, behold, perceive, observe, discern, understand, know”), from Proto-West Germanic *sehwan, from Proto-Germanic *sehwaną (“to see”), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (“to see, notice”).
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English se, see, from Old French sie (“seat, throne; town, capital; episcopal see”), from Latin sedes (“seat”), referring to the bishop's throne or chair (compare seat of power) in the cathedral; related to the Latin verb sedere (“to sit”).
Etymology (Interjection) src :
  • see
  • Introducing an explanation
  • Synonyms: look, well, so
Etymology (See also) src :
  • look
  • sight
  • watch
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • see (plural sees)
  • a diocese, archdiocese; a region of a church, generally headed by a bishop, especially an archbishop.
  • The office of a bishop or archbishop; bishopric or archbishopric
  • A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.
Etymology (See also) src :
  • cathedra
  • cathedral
  • chair
  • throne
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • see (plural sees)
  • Alternative form of cee; the name of the Latin-script letter C.
Anagrams src :
  • -ese, ESE, Ese, ees, ese
Anagrams src :
  • -ese, ESE, Ese, ees, ese
Noun src :
  • SEE (plural SEEs)
  • (computing) Initialism of single-event effect (a temporary or permanent fault caused by an ionizing radiation particle or ray striking a computer chip).
  • Initialism of Signed Exact English.
Pronunciation src :
  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: sē, IPA(key): /ˈsiː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsi/
  • Rhymes: -iː
  • Homophones: C, cee, sea, Seay
Noun (Hyponyms) src :
  • SEGR
  • SEL
  • SEU
Middle English
Etymology src :
  • Inherited from Old English sǣ, from Proto-West Germanic *saiwi, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Old French sei, from Latin sedes.
Etymology (Alternative forms) src :
  • ce, sæ, se, sea, sei, ze
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • see (plural sees)
  • sea, ocean
  • A body of water, a lake
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • IPA(key): /sɛː/, /seː/
  • Rhymes: -ɛː
Etymology (Alternative forms) src :
  • ce, cee, se
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • see (plural sees)
  • seat, chair
  • dwelling, residence
  • A royal or episcopal chair
  • A royal or episcopal polity or realm
  • A royal or episcopal residence
  • (Christianity) The Kingdom of Heaven.
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • IPA(key): /seː/
  • Rhymes: -eː
Proper noun src :
  • See (plural Sees)
  • A surname.
  • An English surname.
  • A surname from German.
  • A surname from Chinese.
Etymology src :
  • From Dutch zee, from Middle Dutch sêe, from Old Dutch sēo, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.
Alternative forms src :
  • sé (obsolete)
Noun src :
  • see (plural seë)
  • sea
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /sɪə/, /zɪə/
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • seekoei
  • seesout
  • seevis
  • seevoël
  • seewater
Middle Dutch
Etymology src :
  • From Old Dutch sēo, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.
Noun src :
Noun (Descendants) src :
  • Dutch: zee fAfrikaans: seeBerbice Creole Dutch: seiJavindo: seeNegerhollands: see→ Saramaccan: zé→ Sranan Tongo: se
  • Limburgish: zieë f
  • West Flemish: zji m or f, zêe
FI Finnish
Etymology src :
  • Compare Swedish ce, English cee, both ultimately from Latin cē with the c sound changed from a /k/ to a /s/ as is a common change in languages using the Latin alphabet.
Etymology src :
  • < seitsemän
Etymology src :
  • Compare Estonian see.
Etymology (Alternative forms) src :
  • cee
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • see
  • cee (The name of the Latin-script letter C)
Etymology (Numeral) src :
  • see
  • (colloquial, counting) seven
Etymology (See also) src :
  • seitsemän (“seven”)
Etymology (Pronoun) src :
  • see
  • (dialectal, rare, Southwest) Alternative form of se.
Anagrams src :
  • ees
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈseː/, [ˈs̠e̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification(key): see
DE German
Etymology src :
  • From Old High German sē, sēo m (“sea”), from Proto-West Germanic *saiwi m (“sea”), from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz m (“sea”). Compare Low German See (“sea, lake”), Dutch zee f (“sea”), English sea, Danish sø c (“sea, lake”).
Noun src :
  • See f (genitive See, plural Seen)
  • (uncountable, singular only) sea, ocean
  • Synonyms: Meer, Ozean
  • Giorgos Christides, "Griechenland empört über Kritik aus Österreich: "Sollen wir die Flüchtlingsboote vielleicht versenken?"", Der Spiegel, January 26, 2016.
  • (nautical) sea, sea condition, swell
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /zeː/
  • Rhymes: -eː
Proper noun src :
  • See n (proper noun, genitive Sees or (optionally with an article) See)
  • A municipality of Tyrol, Austria
Noun (Usage notes) src :
  • (sea, ocean): This sense is normal in compounds and fixed expressions (as above). Otherwise, See is elevated and usually replaced by the synonym Meer.
  • (swell): This sense is very common in nautical parlance but also familiar to ordinary people.
West Frisian
Etymology src :
  • From Old Frisian sē, from Proto-West Germanic *saiwi.
Noun src :
  • see c (plural seeën, diminutive seeke)
  • sea
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /seː/
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • seehûn
  • seeko
  • seerôver
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English seen, from Old English sēon, from Proto-West Germanic *sehwan. Cognate with English see.
Alternative forms src :
  • sie, sey, sei
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ˈsi]
  • (Coast Scots) IPA(key): [ˈsəi̯]
Verb src :
  • see (third-person singular simple present sees, present participle seein, simple past saw, seed, past participle seen)
  • to see

Popularity of the name See

Number of SEE births per year

Total births of See by country

Births with the first name See
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
1909 - 2021
1922 - 2015
1980 - 2022
1930 - 2022

Comments on the name See

Personalities with the first name See

There is 0 personality with the first name See

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name See

There are 12 actors and actresses with the first name See
See Lee
See Ayanna
See Mei-Ping
See Wai
See Jason
See Francis
See Hang
See Lee
See Foon Chan
See Yu
See Yan Leung
See Wah Leung

Rankings of first name SEE by country

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