Meaning & History

From Akkadian Sin-ahhi-eriba meaning "Sin has replaced my (lost) brothers", from the god's name Sin combined with a plural form of aḫu meaning "brother" and riābu meaning "to replace". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Assyrian king who destroyed Babylon. He appears in the Old Testament.

Related Names

VariantSin-Ahhi-Eriba(Ancient Assyrian)
Other Languages & CulturesSancheriv(Biblical Hebrew)


Entry updated December 7, 2022