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What does Semele mean?

Semele Pronunciation of Semele [semele] as a girls' name is of Greek origin. Greek mythology: a Theban princess and the only mortal to be the parent of a god, Dionysus, by Zeus. Her name may derive from the name of an early Greek earth goddess. She was the heroine in English composer G.F. Handel's oratorio.

Associated with: greek, mythology, princess, earth, goddess, heroine.


Semele has 2 variants: Samelle and Semelle.

Creative forms:
(female) Semene, ..

(male) Semeil, Semeke, ..

Middle name pairings:
Semele Emilee (S.E.), ..

How popular is Semele?

Semele is a rare given name for females. Semele is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Semele has not been listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Semele name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Semele outside U.S.

Similar Names

Semele is alike in pronunciation to Samale and Samuelle. Other suggested similar names are Aedelle, Beverle (see Beverly), Camile, Cele, Cybele, Danele, Demee, Eimile, Emyle, Estele, Gemelle, Jemelle, Jenelle, Jerle, Jewelle, Merle, Mertle, Meryle, Neale, Neelle (see Neilina), Neile, Neille, Noele, Odele, Peale, Pealle, Peele, Perle, Romelle, Rozele (see Rosalie), Sabelle, Sable, Sadelle, Samala, Samella, Samey, Sammie, Samuela, Seelia, Seelie, Seely, Sela, Selbie, Selena, Selene, Selyne, Seneca, Serena, Serene, Sessile, Seula, Sheela, Shell, Shelle, Shene, Shenell, Shenelle, Sheree, Sherelle, Sibel, Sibelle, Sile, Simla, Simone, Sisely, Sisile, Somer, Sonel, Sorell, Stela, Sunel, Sybelle and Sydelle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Semele.

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