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AbbamAncient Aramaic, Hebrew, Jewish Derived from Aramaic אבא (’abā’) meaning "father", which is ultimately derived from Proto-Semitic ʾab meaning "father".
AbdesmAncient Aramaic (Latinized) The name is formed with the word Abd "servant (of)" and Es which is less clear. It may refer to Yah, the Judeo-Christian God, making the name a variant of Abdias, or to the Egyptian goddess Isis.... [more]
AluemAncient Hebrew Alue is the Hebrew for Adored and has been given usually to the fairest male in the family origins for this name predate the bible and has been carried by word of mouth as a pet name.
AlulimmSumerian Means "stag" in Sumerian. This was the name of the first king of Sumer.
AmmanmAncient Hebrew The given name of the second son of Lot, (The Veil), by his younger daughter meaning "Son of my Race" or "Son of my People. The father of the Ammanites, (AKA Ammonites). ... [more]
ArinnitifAncient Near Eastern Hittite name meaning "lady of the forest", from Sanskrit aranya meaning "forest". This name was given to the Sun Goddess of Arinna. Also connected to the Vedic goddess Aranyani.
AviramAncient Aramaic (Rare, ?) This name is listed in Kolatch's Complete Dictionary of English and Hebrew Names (1984), where it is given an Aramaic origin, meaning "air, atmosphere, spirit." It was the name of a Babylonian Talmudic scholar.
BabathafAncient Aramaic Babatha is the name of a Jewish woman who owned land near Petra (modern Jordan) and En-Gedi (modern Israel) in the 2nd century AD. Because her personal documents were preserved, much of her personal life is known today.
BruriafHebrew, Ancient Aramaic (?) Allegedly means "pure" in Aramaic. This was the name of a 2nd-century female scholar; she was the wife of Rabbi Meir, one of Rabbi Akiva's disciples. It was also borne by Israeli theoretical physicist Bruria Kaufman (1918-2010).
ErramBabylonian The Babylonian god of war, death, and other disasters. He may be identified with Nergal, the god of death. Erra expressed death himself symbolically by his continuous lethargy as he lay in a drunken stupor... [more]
EtanamSumerian The thirteenth god-king of the Sumerian dynasty ruling the city of Kish. He was appointed by Anu himself. Etana had no son and prayed daily to Shamash, the sun-god, to grant him a child... [more]
Gal-SalmSumerian Possibly one of the earliest names recorded. It occurs on a tablet dated ca 3200-3100 BC. Gal-Sal was a slave owner.
Gerarm & fAncient Hebrew Also Gerara, (LXX). Name of the land in which Abimelech dwelt. Genesis 20:2.
Jasielm & fBiblical Hebrew, Ancient Hebrew A biblical name meaning "whom God made" (asah to make or do + 'el God). Jaasiel was a warrior mentioned in 1 Chronicles 11:47 among the "valiant men of the armies" (1 Chronicles 11:26) under David. Also said to be a "hero of David" (Brown-Driver-Briggs)... [more]
MaliawašḫifAncient Near Eastern Ancient Assyrian feminine given name recorded in 18th century BC Assyrian documents from Kültepe. It may derive from the name of the goddess Maliya and potentially (w)ashib meaning "dweller, person who dwells in" or "of".
MamremAncient Hebrew The name of an Amorite ally of Abraham, owner of some famous great trees at or near Hebron.
Montierthf & mAncient Hebrew Montierth means "Great and well-rooted is the mountain which instructs the light", it also means the "light will flow from the mountain like a spring". It is a corrupted variant to refer to the mountain used by Moses in his interactions with God... [more]
PygmalionmPhoenician (Hellenized), Greek Mythology Hellenized form of the Phoenician theophoric name Pu'mayyaton or Pu'myatan, which means "Pumay has given" or "the gift of Pumay" in Phoenician. However, it should be noted that there are two sources that claim that the meaning is "the tallest Pumay" and a few other sources that claim that the name consists of the god's name and the epithet 'eljon or geljon, which probably corresponds to the Hebrew religious epithet Elyon meaning "the most high, the highest"... [more]
QardaghmAncient Aramaic Meaning and origin unknown. He is a 4th saint venerated in Chaldean Catholic Church, Assyrian Church of the East, Syro-Malabar Church. Mar Qardagh (Mar means "lord" and it's like "holy"a honorific title) was a Sassanid prince who was martyred for converting to Christianity... [more]
SalampsiofAncient Hebrew (Hellenized) Hellenized form of the Hebrew name Shalom-zion "peace of Zion". The name "Shalom Zion" was used by the Judean royal family in the Roman period and is variously modified in rabbinical literature... [more]
ShelumielmAncient Hebrew, Hebrew (Archaic) Numbers 1:6 mentions that Shelumiel is the son of Zurishaddai the Simeonite. It means "Peace of God" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew word, שָׁלוֹם (shalom) "peace, welfare, wholeness" combined with the word אֵל (El), which means "God".
SukkalgirmSumerian Possibly one of the earliest names recorded. His name occurs on a tablet dated 3200-3100 BC. He was one of two Sumerian slaves of Gal-Sal.
TadukhipafAncient Near Eastern From Hurrian Tadu-Hepa, in which the second element is the name of the sun goddess Hepa (also transcribed Hebat, Heba, Kheba, Khepat or Hepatu). This was the name of a princess of the Mitanni kingdom in northern Mesopotamia, who married the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III at the very end of his reign and later became one of the wives of Akhenaten (when he took over his father's royal harem)... [more]
TapputifBabylonian Tapputi, or Tapputi-Butt, is the earliest known chemist. She distilled and mixed perfumes and was overseer of the royal palacein Babylonian Mesopotamia ca. 1200 BCE.
ZiusudramNear Eastern Mythology, Sumerian Meaning, "life of long days." The name of a king listed in the Sumerian king list; listed as the last king of Sumer prior to the deluge and subsequently recorded as the hero of the Sumerian flood epic... [more]