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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 "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

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
Shem Creek in Charleston, South Carolina

Shemuel, Shammai