Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ahk-ə-NAHT-ən(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Egyptian ꜣḫ-n-jtn meaning "effective for Aton". 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 in order to honour the god. After his death, polytheism resumed.

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Entry updated June 9, 2023