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Girl Name: Semele

Name: Semele
Pronunciation: \s(e)-me-le\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Greek
Sounds Like: Samale, Samala, Samuela, Samuelle, Samella, Simla
Variant forms: Samelle, Semelle


Semele \s(e)-me-le\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin. Greek mythology: a Theban princess and the only mortal to be the parent of a god, Dionysus, by Zeus. Her name may derive from the name of an early Greek earth goddess. She was the heroine in English composer G.F. Handel's oratorio.

Semele has 2 variant forms: Samelle and Semelle.

Baby names that sound like Semele are Samale, Samala, Samuela, Samuelle, Samella and Simla.


Semele is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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