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Seth, a regularly used male name, comes from two sources. The most commonly used source is from the Bible, where Seth (meaning "chosen or appointed") is the given name of the third son of Adam and Eve. The second root of this name is from Egyptian mythology, where it is an alternate spelling of Set, the god of the desert, the night sky, and war, most infamous for the murder of his brother Osiris. The biblical Seth was a rather common name in Puritan times, reaching a peak in approximately the 17th century, but has since seen a revival in interest in the early '70's-late '80's.