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.
From Nour to Lapis, here are some of our favorite 2017 picks to get your search started.
Egyptian: Ra - personification of the power of the universe and god of a united Egypt
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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
Egyptian: Sky. Also variant of Schuyler meaning scholar.
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Egyptian: The divine mother
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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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English: Ebony tree
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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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Egyptian: A beautiful azure-blue stone that has been used in jewelry and for its medicinal value since ancient times
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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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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
Egyptian: Son of Geb and Nut
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Egyptian: A nature god
Welsh: Welsh form of Hugh intelligent
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Egyptian: The beautiful woman has come; name of ancient Egyptian queen
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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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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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Egyptian: From the Nile
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Egyptian: From Nubia (ancient name for Ethiopia)
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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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Egyptian: Osiris'' firstborn
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Egyptian: Light, luminous
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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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Son of Pellinore Read more about Torberta
Egyptian: Stern (Swahili)
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Egyptian: Receives help from the gods
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Hebrew: See Aaron
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