Gender Masculine
Scripts 𐤇𐤌𐤋𐤒𐤓𐤕(Phoenician)
Pronounced Pron. hə-MIL-kahr(English) HAM-əl-kahr(English)  [key·IPA]

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

Other Languages & CulturesAmilcare(Italian) Amílcar(Portuguese) Amílcar(Spanish)


Entry updated December 7, 2022