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Gender: Male Meaning of Shem: "name" Origin of Shem: Hebrew

The name Shem is a boy's name of Hebrew, Yiddish origin meaning "name". Shem and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "The Renesmee Name Game".

From the experts:

Now-obscure name of Noah's eldest son (born when Dad was around five hundred).

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Pop Culture References for the name Shem

Shemuel, Shammai

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roseofjune Says:


Why name a baby "name"? It's an odd pick.

kenzarty Says:


I actually really like this- for a character at least

EmmaF Says:


It feels like the name of a grieving man.