Given Name DUMUZI

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: 𒀭𒌉𒍣 (Sumerian Cuneiform)

Meaning & History

From Sumerian 𒌉 (dumu) meaning "son, child" and 𒍣 (zid) meaning "true, loyal". This was the name of a Sumerian god of shepherds and vegetation, the husband of Inanna. He was said to spend half of each year in the underworld, resulting in the yearly cycle of seasons. He was known to the Semitic peoples of Mesopotamia as Tammuz.
VARIANT: Dumuzid
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Tammuz (Biblical), Tammuz (Biblical Hebrew), Tammuz (Semitic Mythology)
Entry added July 11, 2018