Sheba

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Hebrew שְׁבָא (sh'vá).

Proper noun[edit]

Sheba

  1. (biblical) An ancient kingdom in Arabia or possibly in Africa.
  2. (very rare, outside the Bible) A male given name.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Short form of Bathsheba.

Proper noun[edit]

Sheba

  1. A female given name.
    • 1996 Martha Grimes, Hotel Paradise, Headline, ISBN 0-7472-1538-3, page 172:
      'I was kinda sweet on her my own self. Sheba Otis, her name was then.' I was surprised. 'She married a Queen? Which one?' 'Can't say.' He sighed. 'Her name's Bathsheba, but she never liked that much.'