Given Name RAMESES

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ραμεσης (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: RAM-ə-seez (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From Egyptian Ra-msj-sw meaning "born of Ra", composed of the name of the supreme god RA combined with the Egyptian root mesu "be born". Rameses was the name of eleven Egyptian kings of the New Kingdom. The most important of these were Rameses II the Great who campaigned against the Hittites and also built several great monuments, and Rameses III who defended Egypt from the Libyans and Sea Peoples.
VARIANTS: Ramesses, Ramessu, Ramses


Entry updated December 8, 2017