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Gender: M 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 user-created lists like Power Names/Fantasy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

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

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Famous People Named Shem

Shem, Biblical son of Noah
Shem von Schroeck, American musician

Pop Culture References for the name Shem

Shem HaMephorash,"the explicit Name [of God]" in the Kabbalah
"Hawks over Shem," 1955 Conan the Barbarian novelette by L. Sprague de Camp

Shemuel, Shammai