Gender Masculine
Scripts 𐤇𐤌𐤋𐤒𐤓𐤕(Phoenician)
Pronounced Pron. /hə.ˈmɪl.kɑɹ/(English) /ˈhæm.əl.ˌkɑɹ/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Possibly means "brother of Melqart", derived from Phoenician 𐤀𐤇 (ʾaḥ) meaning "brother" combined with the name of the god Melqart. This was a common Punic name. Among the notable bearers was Hamilcar Barca, a 3rd-century BC Carthaginian general who was the father of Hannibal and Hasdrubal.

Related Names

Roots'aḥ + Melqart
Other Languages & CulturesAmilcare(Italian) Amílcar(Portuguese) Amílcar(Spanish)


Entry updated December 7, 2022