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Girl Name: Semiramis

Name: Semiramis
Pronunciation: \s(e)-mira-mis, sem(i)-ramis\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: highest heaven
Origin: Hebrew
Variant forms: Semira

Description

Semiramis \s(e)-mira-mis, sem(i)-ramis\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Semiramis is "highest heaven". Semiramis was an Assyrian queen who, according to myth, built Babylon and turned into a dove when she died. Her legend became the source of inspiration for both Voltaire and Rossini.

Semiramis has 1 variant form: Semira.

Popularity

Semiramis 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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