Given Name NEBUCHADNEZZAR

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: נְבוּכַדְנֶאצֲּר (Ancient Hebrew)

Meaning & History

From נְבוּכַדְנֶאצֲּר (Nevukhadnetzzar), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Nabu-kudurri-usur meaning "Nabu protect my eldest son", derived from the god's name NABU combined with kudurru meaning "eldest son" and an imperative form of naṣāru meaning "to protect". This name was borne by a 12th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire. It was also borne by a 6th-century BC king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. He captured Jerusalem, and ultimately destroyed the city's temple and deported many of its citizens, as told in the Old Testament.
VARIANT: Nabu-Kudurri-Usur (Babylonian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Nabouchodonosor (Biblical Greek), Nevukhadnetztzar (Biblical Hebrew), Nabuchodonosor (Biblical Latin)

Categories

biblical, kings
Entry updated July 11, 2018