AHMOSE m Ancient Egyptian (Anglicized)
From Egyptian Iah-ms
meaning "born of Iah"
, derived from the name of the Egyptian god IAH
combined with mesu
"be born". This was the name of the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. He defeated the Hyksos and drove them from Egypt.
AKHENATON m Ancient Egyptian
Means "effective for ATON"
in Egyptian. Akhenaton was a 14th-century BC Egyptian pharaoh of the New Kingdom, who is best known for promoting the monotheistic worship of the sun god Aton
. He changed his name from Amenhotep IV
in order to honour the god. After his death, polytheism resumed.
AMENEMHET m Ancient Egyptian
Means "AMON is foremost"
in Egyptian. This was the name of four Egyptian pharaohs, including the founder of the 12th dynasty.
AMENHOTEP m Ancient Egyptian
From the Egyptian Ymnhtp
meaning "peace of Amon"
, derived from the name of the Egyptian god AMON
combined with htp
"peace, satisfaction". This was the name of four pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Amenhotep III, known as the Magnificent, who ruled over Egypt during a time of great prosperity.
HATSHEPSUT f Ancient Egyptian
Means "foremost of noble women"
in Egyptian. This was the name of a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. She may have been the first woman to take the title of Pharaoh.
IMHOTEP m Ancient Egyptian
Means "he comes in peace"
in Egyptian. This was the name of the architect, priest, physician and chief minister to the pharaoh Djoser. Imhotep apparently designed the step pyramid at Saqqara, near Memphis.
MENES m Ancient Egyptian
Meaning unknown. Menes was an Egyptian king who united Upper and Lower Egypt around 3000 BC. He is also known as Narmer; Menes was probably his funeral name.
NEFERTARI f Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian Nfrt-jrj
meaning "the most beautiful"
. This was the name of an Egyptian queen of the New Kingdom, the favourite wife of Rameses II.
NEFERTITI f Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian Nfrt-jytj
meaning "the beautiful one has come"
. Nefertiti was a powerful Egyptian queen of the New Kingdom, the principal wife of Akhenaton
, the pharaoh that briefly imposed a monotheistic religion centered around the sun god Aton
RAMESES m Ancient Egyptian (Hellenized)
From Egyptian Ra-msj-sw
meaning "born of Ra"
, composed of the name of the supreme god RA
combined with the Egyptian root 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.
THUTMOSE m Ancient Egyptian (Anglicized)
From Τουθμωσις (Touthmosis)
, the Greek form of Egyptian Djhwty-ms
meaning "born of Thoth", itself composed of the name of the Egyptian god THOTH
combined with mesu
"be born". Thutmose was the name of four Egyptian pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Thutmose III who conquered Syria and Nubia.
TUTANKHAMON m Ancient Egyptian
Means "image of the life of Amon"
, derived from Egyptian tut
"image" combined with ankh
"life" combined with the name of the god Amon
. This was the name of an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, most famous because of the treasures found in his tomb.