Shem Origin and Meaning

The name Shem is a boy's name of Hebrew, Yiddish origin meaning "name".
Now-obscure name of Noah's eldest son (born when Dad was around five hundred). By contrast, the Dutch form Sem is extremely popular in the Netherlands.

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Famous People Named Shem

  • ShemBiblical son of Noah
  • Shem von SchroeckAmerican musician

Shem in Pop Culture

  • 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 CharlestonSouth Carolina