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Egyptian Names

Egyptian baby names go back thousands of years and bring to mind ancient pharaohs—Ptolemy and Cleopatra. Modern Egyptian names are closely related to Arabic names so be sure to take a peek at both.

Top Egyptian Baby Names

From Nour to Lapis, here are some of our favorite 2017 picks to get your search started.

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Amen

Egyptian: Ra - personification of the power of the universe and god of a united Egypt

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Seth

Seth was the third child of Adam and Eve, so named because God gave Eve another son after Abel had been killed. In Egyptian... Read more about Seth

Skylar

Egyptian: Sky. Also variant of Schuyler meaning scholar.

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Net

Egyptian: The divine mother

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Isis

Egyptian: Most powerful of the female Egyptian goddesses, she was consort and sister to Osirus, mother of Horus, and is usually depicted...

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Ebony

Egyptian: Black.

English: Ebony tree

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Ra

Egyptian: Sun god of Heliopolis; From the fifth dynasty onwards, Ra became a national god and combined with the supreme deity Amon...

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Lapis

Egyptian: A beautiful azure-blue stone that has been used in jewelry and for its medicinal value since ancient times

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Osiris

Egyptian: God of the dead and the underworld; Osiris is regarded as the king who watches over the nether world and is rejuvenated in...

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Anubis

In primitive times, Anubis was merely the jackal god. He was associated with the dead because the jackal was generally seen... Read more about Anubis

Set

Egyptian: Son of Geb and Nut

Hebrew: Compensation

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Hu

Egyptian: A nature god

Welsh: Welsh form of Hugh intelligent

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Nefertiti

Egyptian: The beautiful woman has come; name of ancient Egyptian queen

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Amon

Egyptian: The great god of Thebes of uncertain origin; This god is also the Hermopolitian Ogdoad and is represented as a man, sometimes...

Hebrew: Hidden, possibly builder; name of one of the kings of Judah

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Rania

Egyptian: Delightful

Norse: Nobility

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Horus

Egyptian: God of the sky; This earliest royal god was in the shape of a falcon, with the sun and the moon as his eyes. Horus was identified...

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Nile

Egyptian: From the Nile

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Sabra

Egyptian: Patient

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Nubia

Egyptian: From Nubia (ancient name for Ethiopia)

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Maat

Egyptian: Mythical goddess of orderly conduct, order, truth and justice, she was represented as a woman with an ostrich feather on...

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Babu

Egyptian: Osiris'' firstborn

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Rashida

Egyptian: Righteous

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Kamilah

Egyptian: Perfection

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Nour

Egyptian: Light, luminous

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Gamal

Egyptian: Handsome, beautiful; President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser ruled from the time of the revolution in 1952 until his death...

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Quibilah

Egyptian: Peaceful

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Abasi

Egyptian: Stern (Swahili)

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Adom

Egyptian: Receives help from the gods

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Aharon

Egyptian: Exalted

Hebrew: See Aaron

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