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Biblical NameMeaning or HistoryGender
Samson (Shimshon)
The name "samson" seems to be derived from the word "שֶׁמֶשׁ" (shemesh, "sun").Male
Samuel (Shemuel, Shmuel, Smu'el)
One of the people in the Bible called "Samuel" is the prophet who anointed the first two kings of Israel: Saul and David.Male
Sarah (Sara)
(Female) ruler, mistress; (female) minister.Female
"Sarai" is the first name of Sarah, Abraham's wife.Female
Saul (Shaul, Sha'ul)
Saul was the first king of Israel. The Biblical story tells that he found kingship as he was searching for his father's lost mares (she-asses).Male
Shabbethai (Shabtai)
שַׁבְּתַי (שבתאי)
Shabbethai was one of the Levites who returned to Israel from Babylon.Male
Dill (plant); emery (stone); in the Biblical time: a name of a city in the mountains of Judah; today: a name of a kibbutz in the Galilee.Male
Shealtiel (She'alti'el)
The meaning of the name "Shealtiel" may be "I asked (שאלתי, shaalti) God (אל, el)".Male
Shelomi (Shlomi)
The name "Shelomi" means "my peace (שָׁלוֹם)", "my well being".Male
Shelomith (Shlomit)
A girl’s name (in the Bible: also a boy’s name). The name maybe derived from the word שלום (shalom, "peace").Female
Shemaiah (Shmaia, Shmaya, Shma'ia)
The first part of the name "Shemaiah" is derived of the verb "לשמוע" (lishmo'a, "hear"). The second part of the name is the name of God (יה).Male
The name "Shemer" is derived of the verb "לשמור" (lishmor, "keep", "guard", "protect").Male
Shimrith (Shimrit)
The name "Shimrith" is derived of the verb "לשמור" (lishmor, "keep", "guard", "protect").Female
Shiphrah (Shiphra, Shifra)
The meaning of the name "Shiphrah" is: beauty, grace.Female
Shobal (Shoval)
A girl’s name (in the Bible: a boy’s name).Female
שֹׁהַם (שוהם)
Shoham was one of the twelve precious stones inlayed in the breastplate of the hight priest. It is sometimes identified as a black Onyx.FemaleMale
Shuah (Shua, Shu'a)
The Song of Solomon mentions a women called הַשּׁוּלַמִּית (the Shulamite). Perhaps it refers to a person of a place called "Shulam".Female
Simeon (Shimon, Shim'on)
According to the Biblical explanation, the name שמעון (Simeon) is related to the verb לשמוע (lishmo'a, "hear").Male
Solomon (Shlomo)
Solomon, King David's son, was Israel's third king. The Temple was built under his reign. According to tradition, Solomon, who was the wisest of men, is the composer of the books "Proverbs", "Ecclesiastes", and "The Song of Solomon".Male

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