Name Sem Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Sem


Sem is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Sem thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Sem?

Sem is a name of Hebrew origin and is considered a form of Shem. He is the eldest son of Noah, his brothers are called Japheth and Ham. The name is a popular name in the Netherlands and is also considered a short form of the Hebrew name Samuel. Today, it is a name for boys and girls.

What does the name Sem mean?

Sem means “name” and “renown” (from Hebrew “shém/שֵׁם”). Besides, Sem means “name of God”, “God has heard” or “asked of God” (from Samuel).

Pronunciation of Sem

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Popularity of the name Sem

The name Sem is ranked #810 overall.

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