Gender Feminine
Scripts 𒀭𒈹(Akkadian Cuneiform)
Pronounced Pron. ISH-tahr(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Semitic root 'ṯtr, which possibly relates to the Evening Star. Ishtar was an Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian goddess who presided over love, war and fertility. She was cognate with the Canaanite and Phoenician Ashtoreth, and she was also identified with the Sumerian goddess Inanna.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAshtoreth(Biblical) Astarte(Biblical Greek) 'Ashtoret(Biblical Hebrew)

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Entry updated June 9, 2023