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Meaning of Names
in the Bible
from Sabaoth to Syracuse


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Sabaoth
Lord of hosts

Sabeans
captivity; conversion; old age

Sabtah
a going about or circuiting; old age

Sabtechah
that surrounds; that causes wounding

Sacar
wares; a price

Sadducees
followers of Sadoc, or Zadok

Sadoc or or Zadok
just; righteous

Salah
mission; sending

Salamis
shaken; test; beaten

Salathiel
asked or lent of God

Salcah
thy basket; thy lifting up

Salem
complete or perfect peace

Salim
foxes; fists; path

Sallai or Sallu
an exaltation; a basket

Salma
peace; perfection

Salmon
peaceable; perfect; he that rewards

Salome
peaceable; perfect;
he that rewards (same as Salmon)

Samaria
watch mountain

Samlah
his raiment; his left hand;
his astonishment

Samos
full of gravel

Samothracia
an island possessed by the
Samians and Thracians

Samson
his sun; his service; there the second time

Samuel
heard of God; asked of God

Sanballat
bramble-bush; enemy in secret

Sanhedrin
sitting together

Sansannah
bough or bramble of the enemy

Saph
rushes; sea-moss

Saphir
delightful

Sapphira
that relates or tells

Sarah
lady; princess; princess of the multitude

Sarai
my lady; my princess

Sardis
prince of joy

Sardites
removing a dissension

Sarepta
a goldsmith's shop

Sargon
who takes away protection

Sarid
remaining; hand of a prince

Saron
his plain; his song (same as Sharon)

Sarsechim
master of the wardrobe

Saruch
branch; layer; lining

Satan
contrary; adversary; enemy; accuser

Saul
demanded; lent; ditch; death

Sceva
disposed; prepared

Schaaph
fleeing; thinking

Seba
a drunkard; that turns

Sebat
twig; scepter; tribe

Secacah
shadow; covering; defense

Sechu
defense; bough

Secundus
second

Segub
fortified; raised

Seir or Seirath
hairy; goat; demon; tempest

Sela
a rock

Sela-hammah-lekoth
rock of divisions

Selah
the end; a pause

Seled
affliction; warning

Seleucia
shaken or beaten by the waves

Sem
name; renown (same as Shem)

Semachiah
joined to the Lord

Semaiah
obeying the Lord

Semei
hearing; obeying

Senaah
bramble; enemy

Seneh
bramble; enemy (same as Senaah)

Senir
bed-candle; changing

Sennacherib
bramble of destruction

Seorim
gates; hairs; tempests

Sephar
book; scribe; number

Sepharad
a book descending

Sepharvaim
the two books; the two scribes

Serah
lady of scent; song; the morning star

Seraiah
prince of the Lord

Seraphim
burning; fiery

Sered
dyer's vat

Sergius
net

Serug
branch; layer; twining

Seth
put; who puts; fixed

Sethur
hid; destroying

Shaalabbim
understanding, or son of a fox

Shaalbim
that beholds the heart

Shaalbonite
a fox's building

Shaaraim
gates; valuation; hairs

Shaashgaz
he that presses the fleece;
that shears the sheep

Shabbethai
my rest

Shachia
protection of the Lord

Shadrach
tender, nipple

Shage
touching softly; multiplying much

Shalem
complete or perfect peace.complete
or perfect peace (same as Salem)

Shalim
foxes; fists; path (same as Salim)

Shalisha
three; the third; prince; captain

Shallum
perfect; agreeable

Shalmai
my garment

Shalman
peaceable; perfect; that rewards

Shalmaneser
peace; tied; chained; perfection; retribution

Shamariah
throne or keeping of the Lord

Shamed
destroying; wearing out

Shamer
keeper; thorn; dregs

Shamgar
named a stranger; he is here a stranger

Shamhuth
desolation; destruction

Shamir or Shamer
prison; bush; lees; thorn

Shammah
loss; desolation; astonishment

Shammai
my name; my desolations

Shammoth
names; desolations

Shammuah
he that is heard; he that is obeyed

Shamsherai
there a singer or conqueror

Shapham or Shaphan
rabbit; wild rat; their lip; their brink

Shaphat
judge

Sharai
my lord; my prince; my song

Sharar
navel; thought; singing

Sharezer
overseer of the treasury, or of the storehouse

Sharon
his plain; his song

Shashai
rejoicing; mercy; linen

Shashak
a bag of linen; the sixth bag

Shaul or Saul
asked; lent; a grave

Shaveh
the plain; that makes equality

Shealtiel
asked or lent of God (same as Salathiel)

Shear-jashub
the remnant shall return

Sheariah
gate of the Lord; tempest of the Lord

Sheba
captivity; old man; repose; oath

Shebam
compassing about; old men

Shebaniah
the Lord that converts, or recalls from captivity

Shebarim
breakings; hopes

Sheber
breaking; hope

Shebna
who rests himself; who is now captive

Shebuel
turning, or captivity, or seat, of God

Shecaniah
habitation of the Lord

Shechem
part; portion; back early in the morning

Shedeur
field of light; light of the Almighty

Shehariah
mourning or blackness of the Lord

Shelah
that breaks; that unties; that undresses

Shelemiah
God is my perfection; my happiness; my peace

Sheleph
who draws out

Shelesh
captain; prince

Shelomi or Shelomith
my peace; my happiness; my recompense

Shelumiel
God is my perfection; my happiness;
my peace (same as Shelemiah)

Shem
name; renown

Shema
hearing; obeying

Shemaiah
that hears or obeys the Lord

Shemariah
God is my guard

Shemeber
name of force; name of the strong

Shemer
guardian; thorn

Shemida
name of knowledge; that puts knowledge

Sheminith
eighth (an eight-stringed instrument)

Shemiramoth
the height of the heavens

Shemuel
appointed by God

Shen
tooth; ivory; change

Shenazar
treasurer of a tooth

Shenir
lantern; light that sleeps

Shephatiah
the Lord that judges

Shephi
beholder; honeycomb; garment

Shepho
desert

Shephuphan
serpent

Sherah
flesh; relationship

Sherebiah
singing with the Lord

Sheshach
bag of flax or linen

Sheshai
six; mercy; flax

Sheshan
lily; rose; joy; flax

Sheshbazzar
joy in tribulation; joy of the vintage

Shethar
putrefied; searching

Shethar-boznai
that makes to rot; that seeks those who despise me

Sheva
vanity; elevation; fame; tumult

Shibboleth or Sibboleth
ear of corn; stream or flood

Shibmah
overmuch captivity, or sitting

Shicron
drunkenness; his gift; his wages

Shiggaion
a song of trouble or comfort

Shihon
sound; wall of strength

Shihor-libnah
blackness of Libnah

Shilhi or Shilhim
bough; weapon; armor

Shillem
peace; perfection; retribution

Shiloah
bough; weapon; armor (same as Shilhi)

Shiloh
sent

Shiloh (name of a city)
peace; abundance

Shilom
tarrying; peace-maker

Shilshah
three; chief; captain

Shimeah or Shimeath
that hears, or obeys; perdition

Shimei or Shimi
that hears or obeys; my reputation; my fame

Shimeon
that hears or obeys; that is heard
(same as Simeon)

Shimma
that hears, or obeys; perdition
(same as Shimeah)

Shimon
providing well; fatness; oil

Shimrath
hearing; obedient

Shimri
thorn; dregs

Shimrith or Shimron
thorn; dregs (same as Shimri)

Shimshai
my son

Shinab
father of changing

Shinar
watch of him that sleeps

Shiphi
multitude

Shiphrah
handsome; trumpet; that does good

Shisha
of marble; pleasant

Shishak
present of the bag; of the pot; of the thigh

Shitrai
gatherer of money

Shittim
thorns

Shiza
this gift

Shoa
kings; tyrants

Shobab
returned; turned back; a spark

Shobach
your bonds; your chains

Shobai
turning captivity

Shobal
path; ear of corn

Shobek
made void; forsaken

Shochoh
defense; a bough

Shoham
keeping back

Shomer
keeper; dregs

Shophach
pouring out

Shophan
rabbit; hid

Shoshannim
those that shall be changed

Shua
crying; saving

Shuah
ditch; swimming; humiliation

Shual
fox; path; first

Shubael
returning captivity; seat of God

Shuham
talking; thinking; humiliation; budding

Shulamite
peaceable; perfect; that recompenses

Shunem
their change; their sleep

Shuni
changed; sleeping

Shuphim or Shuppim
wearing them out; their shore

Shur
wall; ox; that beholds

Shushan
lily; rose; joy

Shuthelah
plant; verdure; moist; pot

Sia
moving; help

Sibbechai
bough; cottage; of springs

Sibmah
conversion; captivity

Sichem
portion; shoulder

Siddim
the tilled field

Sidon
hunting; fishing; venison

Sigionoth
according to variable songs or tunes

Sihon
rooting out; conclusion

Sihor
black; trouble (the river Nile)

Silas
three, or the third

Silla
exalting

Siloa or Siloam or Siloe
bough; weapon; armor (same as Shilhi)

Silvanus
who loves the forest

Simeon
that hears or obeys; that is heard

Simon
that hears; that obeys

Sin
bush

Sinai
a bush; enmity

Sinim
south country

Sinon
a breast-plate; deliverance

Sion
noise; tumult

Sippai
threshold; silver cup

Sisamai
house; blindness

Sisera
that sees a horse or a swallow

Sitnah
hatred

Sivan
a bush or thorn

Smyrna
myrrh

So
a measure for grain; vail

Socoh
tents; tabernacles

Sodi
my secret

Sodom
their secret; their cement

Solomon
peaceable; perfect; one who recompenses

Sopater or Sosipater
who defends the father

Sophereth
scribe, numbering

Sorek
vine; hissing; a color inclining to yellow

Sosthenes
savior; strong; powerful

Sotai
conclusion in pleading; binding

Spain
rare; precious

Stachys
spike or ear of corn

Stephanas
crown; crowned

Stephen
crown; crowned (same as Stephanas)

Suah
speaking; entreating; ditch

Succoth
tents; tabernacles

Succoth-benoth
the tents of daughters, or young women;
or prostitutes

Sud
my secret

Sur
that withdraws or departs; rebellion

Susanna
lily; rose; joy

Susi
horse; swallow; moth

Sychar
end

Syene
a bush; enmity

Syntyche
that speaks or discourses

Syracuse
that draws violently


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