Given Name SHEM

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: שֵׁם (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: SHEM (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "name" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Shem is one of Noah's three sons (along with Japheth and Ham) and the ancestor of the Semitic peoples.


biblical, biblical patriarchs
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Sem (Biblical Greek), Sem (Biblical Latin), Sem (Dutch)
Entry updated December 8, 2017