Given Name ATON

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: AH-tən (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "solar disk" in Egyptian. Aton was an Egyptian god of the sun, depicted as a solar disk with long rays extending downwards. The worship of Aton was especially extensive during the reign of the pharaoh Akhenaton, who proclaimed Aton was the only god.
VARIANT: Aten

Categories

gods, solar deities, sun
Entry updated October 20, 2016