were used by Aramaic
speakers of the ancient Near East.
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ABBA m Ancient Aramaic, Hebrew, Jewish
Derived from Aramaic אבא (’abā’)
meaning "father", which is ultimately derived from Proto-Semitic ʾab
ABDES m Ancient Aramaic (Latinized)
The name is formed with the word Abd
"servant (of)" and Es
which is less clear. It may refer to Yah
, the Judeo-Christian God, making the name a variant of Abdias
, or to the Egyptian goddess Isis
AVIRA m Ancient Aramaic (Rare, ?)
This name is listed in Kolatch's Complete Dictionary of English and Hebrew Names (1984), where it is given an Aramaic origin, meaning "air, atmosphere, spirit." It was the name of a Babylonian Talmudic scholar.
BABATHA f Ancient Aramaic
Babatha is the name of a Jewish woman who owned land near Petra (modern Jordan) and En-Gedi (modern Israel) in the 2nd century AD. Because her personal documents were preserved, much of her personal life is known today.
BARABBAS m Ancient Aramaic (Hellenized), Biblical
Hellenized form of bar-Abbâ
, which means "son of Abba
" in Aramaic, derived from Aramaic bar
meaning "son" combined with the Aramaic given name Abba
. Since the name Abba means "father" in Aramaic, the literal meaning of the entire name would be "son of the father"... [more]
BARSOUM m Ancient Aramaic
Means "son of fasting". It is more common as a surname, but appears occasionally as a given name. St. Barsoum El Erian was a Coptic saint in the thirteenth century.
BRURIA f Hebrew, Ancient Aramaic (?)
Allegedly means "pure" in Aramaic. This was the name of a 2nd-century female scholar; she was the wife of Rabbi Meir, one of Rabbi Akiva's disciples. It was also borne by Israeli theoretical physicist Bruria Kaufman (1918-2010).
QARDAGH m Ancient Aramaic
Meaning and origin unknown. He is a 4th saint venerated in Chaldean Catholic Church, Assyrian Church of the East, Syro-Malabar Church. Mar Qardagh (Mar means "lord" and it's like "holy"a honorific title) was a Sassanid prince who was martyred for converting to Christianity... [more]