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Meaning and name origin

Shem \shem\ as a boy's name is pronounced shem. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shem is "name, fame". Biblical: first named of the three sons of Noah, who according to the Jewish scriptures was one of the three ancestors of the human race after the Great Flood.

For more information, see also related boy names Samson and Samuel.

Suggested similar baby names are Sam, Samm, Shan, Shea, Shep, Sim and Swen.


Shem is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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