Sheba

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Gender: F Meaning of Sheba: "daughter of an oath" Origin of Sheba: Hebrew, short variation of Bathsheba

This exotic biblical place-name for the region now known as Yemen started to feel fresh again as the name of the heroine of Zoe Heller's Notes on a Scandal, played on screen by Cate Blanchett.

Sheba is probably more ready for prime time than the long form mother name, although Bathsheba, which means "seventh daughter," has a rich Biblical and literary history.

The Queen of Sheba was a monarch of the ancient kingdom of, yes, Sheba

Famous People Named Sheba

Sheba, in the tribe of Simeon's inheritance (Joshua 19:2)
Bathsheba Nell "Sheba" Crocker, U.S. diplomat
Sheba Karim, American novelist

Pop Culture References for the name Sheba

Bathsheba "Sheba" Hart, main character in "Notes on Scandal"
Sheba Ormatroyd, main character in 1919 film "Sheba"
Sheba Shayne, title character in 1975 blaxploitation film "Sheba, Baby"
Sheba, dog in play/film "Come Back, Little Sheba"
Sheba, character in video game "Golden Sun"
Lieutenant Sheba, character in TV's original "Battlestar Galactica"
"Sheba," song by Mike Oldfield
Etymology: said to be related to shivah (feminine sheva) "seven," and to nishba "he swore," originally "he bound himself by (the sacred number) seven"
Sheba, found in biblical girls' names Elisheba and Jehosheba
Sheba, brand of cat food

Shieba, Scheba, Saba, Sabah, Sheeba, Shebah