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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

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Pop Culture References for the name Sheba

Found in biblical girls' names Elisheba and Jehosheba
Bathsheba "Sheba" Hart, main character in "Notes on Scandal"
Sheba, brand of cat food
"Sheba," song by English musician Mike Oldfield
Sheba Shayne, title character in 1975 blaxploitation film "Sheba, Baby"
Etymology: said to be related to shivah (feminine sheva) "seven," and to nishba "he swore," originally "he bound himself by (the sacred number) seven"

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