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

The name Sheba is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "daughter of an oath". Sheba and is often added to lists like Bad Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Sheba

Bathsheba Nell "Sheba" Crocker, American diplomat
Sheba Karim, American novelist
Sheba Sharrow (1926-2006), American painter, member of the “Chicago School” of imagist painters

Pop Culture References for the name Sheba

King of Sheba, see Psalm 72:10
"merchants of Sheba" (Ezekiel 27:22)
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

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