RAMESES
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: RAM-ə-seez (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Egyptian Rmssu meaning "son of Ra", composed of the name of the supreme Egyptian god RA combined with the Egyptian root mes "son" or mesu "be born". Rameses was the name of eleven Egyptian kings of the New Kingdom. The most important of these were Rameses II the Great who campaigned against the Hittites and also built several great monuments, and Rameses III who defended Egypt from the Libyans and Sea Peoples.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Ramesses, Ramessu, Ramses
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