Coptic Submitted Names

These names are used by Coptic Christians in Egypt.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABADIR m Near Eastern Mythology, Coptic (Bohairic), Coptic (Sahidic), Arabic (Archaic), Harari, Somali (Archaic)
Means "mighty father". This was a Phoenician name for the highest deity. It was borne by a legendary Coptic saint who was martyred with his sister IRAIS (or IRAJA, HERAIS, RHAIS).
ABAMOUN Ⲁⲃⲁⲙⲟⲩⲛ, Ⲁⲃⲁⲙⲩⲛ m Coptic (Arabized), Arabic
Arabized form of APAMOUN, as apa- typically becomes aba- in Arabic, since Arabic doesn't have the phoneme /p/.
ABANOUB Ⲁⲃⲁⲛⲟⲩⲃ, Ⲁⲃⲁⲛⲩⲃ m Coptic (Arabized), Arabic
Arabized form of APANOUB, as apa- typically becomes aba- in Arabic, since Arabic doesn't have the phoneme /p/.
AMOUN Ⲁⲙⲟⲩⲛ, Ⲁⲙⲩⲛ m Coptic
Coptic form of AMON (also compare AMUN).
ANOUB Ⲁⲛⲟⲩⲃ, Ⲁⲛⲩⲃ m Coptic
Coptic form of ANUBIS.
ANTHELIA f Coptic (Archaic), Greek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Anthelia was a water nymph and a dainaid. She is said to be a daughter of POLYXO and the wife of CISSEUS.
APAMOUN Ⲁⲡⲁⲙⲟⲩⲛ, Ⲁⲡⲁⲙⲩⲛ m Coptic
Probably derived from Coptic apa Amoun, where apa means "father" and AMOUN is the Coptic form of AMON... [more]
APANOUB Ⲁⲡⲁⲛⲟⲩⲃ, Ⲁⲡⲁⲛⲩⲃ m Coptic
Probably derived from Coptic apa Anoub, where apa means "father" and ANOUB is the Coptic form of ANUBIS... [more]
BABNOUDA m Coptic (Arabized), Arabic
Arabized form of the Sahidic Coptic name PAPNOUTE.
BAMOUN Ⲃⲁⲙⲟⲩⲛ, Ⲃⲁⲙⲩⲛ m Coptic (Arabized), Arabic
Arabized form of PAMOUN, as pa- typically becomes ba- in Arabic, since Arabic doesn't have the phoneme /p/.
BANNOUDI m Coptic (Arabized), Arabic
Arabized form of the Bohairic Coptic name PENNOUTI.
BANOUB Ⲃⲁⲛⲟⲩⲃ, Ⲃⲁⲛⲩⲃ m Coptic (Arabized), Arabic
Arabized form of PANOUB, as pa- typically becomes ba- in Arabic, since Arabic doesn't have the phoneme /p/.
BARSANOUPHIOS m Coptic (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of a Coptic given name of unknown meaning.
BARSANUPHIUS m Coptic (Latinized)
Latinized form of BARSANOUPHIOS, which is the hellenized form of a Coptic given name of unknown meaning. This name was borne by Barsanuphius of Palestine, a saint from the 6th century AD.
BESADA m Coptic (Arabized), Arabic
Arabized form of PSOTE.
BISHOY m Coptic
Variant form of PISHOY, which is probably at least partly arabized, since Arabic doesn't have the phoneme /p/ and thus Arabs always replace the p- in Coptic names by a b-.
BNOUDA m Coptic (Arabized), Arabic
Arabized form of the Sahidic Coptic name PANOUTE.
BNOUDI m Coptic (Arabized), Arabic
Arabized form of the Bohairic Coptic name PHNOUTI. In other words, one could say that this is a cognate or a variant form of BNOUDA.
DEMIANA Ⲇⲩⲙⲓⲁⲛⲏ f Coptic
Coptic form of DAMIANA
ESE Ⲉⲥⲉ, Ⲉϣⲉ, Ⲏⲥⲉ f Coptic
Coptic form of ISIS.
FIBRUNIYAH f Coptic
Coptic form of FEBRONIA.
GERGES m Coptic
Coptic form of Georgios (see GEORGE).
GIRGIS m Coptic
Variant form of GERGES.
ILISABEK Ⲉⲗⲉⲥⲁⲃⲏⲕ f Coptic
Coptic form of ELIZABETH.
KATTRIN Ⲕⲁⲧⲧⲣⲓⲛ f Coptic (Rare)
Coptic form of KATHERINE.
KHAIL m Arabic, Muslim, Coptic
Diminutive of MIKHA'IL.
LUCRA f Coptic
Known from letters a letter in the Greek Language. The name could be Greek in origin, or possibly a hellenized form of an Egyptian name or word. The submittee claims she saw this name in the book "Egypt in Late Antiquity" by Roger S. Bagnall, on page 196.... [more]
OURT Ⲟⲩⲣⲧ f Coptic
Coptic form of WARDA.
PAÏSIOS m Coptic (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of PISHOY.
PAISIUS m Coptic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Pishoy via its hellenized form PAÏSIOS. This is the name of several saints, including Saint Paisius Velichkovsky (1722-1794).
PAMOUN Ⲡⲁⲙⲟⲩⲛ, Ⲡⲁⲙⲩⲛ m Coptic
Means "of AMON" or "he who belongs to Amon" in Coptic. The name ultimately derives from the Egyptian masculine prefix (or article/pronoun) pa combined with AMOUN, the Coptic form of Amon.
PANOUB Ⲡⲁⲛⲟⲩⲃ, Ⲡⲁⲛⲩⲃ m Coptic
Means "of ANUBIS" or "he who belongs to Anubis" in Coptic. The name ultimately derives from the Egyptian masculine prefix (or article/pronoun) pa combined with ANOUB, the Coptic form of Anubis.
PANOUTE ⲡⲁⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ, ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ m Coptic (Sahidic)
Means "the God" or simply "God" in the Coptic language. The name ultimately derives from the Egyptian masculine prefix (or article/pronoun) pa combined with Egyptian nuti "God".
PAPHNUTIA f Coptic
Feminine form of PAPHNUTIUS.... [more]
PAPNOUTE ⲡⲁⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ m Coptic (Sahidic)
Derived from Egyptian pa-ph-nuti meaning "the (man) of God" or "he who belongs to God".
PATAPE m Coptic
The meaning of this Coptic name is unfortunately still unknown to me at this time. One source claims that it may mean "of the head" (with head signifying 'leader'), but I cannot verify this as of yet.
PENNOUTI ⲡⲉⲛⲛⲟⲩϯ m Coptic (Bohairic)
Means "our God" in Coptic. The name ultimately derives from Egyptian pen "our" combined with Egyptian nuti "God".
PHNOUTI Ⲫⲛⲟⲩϯ m Coptic (Bohairic)
Bohairic Coptic form of PANOUTE.
PIGOL m Coptic
The meaning of this name is still unknown to me at this time. This name was borne by a Coptic saint from the 5th century AD.
PISHOY m Coptic
Apparently means "elevated, high, lofty" in Coptic. This name was borne by a Coptic saint from the 5th century AD.
PSOTE m Coptic
The meaning of this name is still unknown to me at this time. This name was borne by a Coptic saint from the 3rd century AD.
RUWEIS m Coptic
Apparently means "small head" in Coptic. This was the name of a Coptic saint from the 14th century AD.
SARJOUN m Coptic
Arabic form of SERGIUS.
SHENOUDA m Coptic (Arabized), Arabic (Egyptian)
Arabized form of the Sahidic Coptic name SHENOUTE. This name was borne by three Popes of the Church of Alexandria, the most recent one being Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (1923-2012).
SHENOUDI m Coptic (Arabized), Arabic
Arabized form of the Bohairic Coptic name SHENOUTI. In other words, one could say that this is a cognate or a variant form of SHENOUDA.
SHENOUTE Ϣⲉⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ, Ϣⲉⲛⲟⲩϯ m Coptic (Sahidic)
Mostly accepted to mean "son of God" in Coptic, derived from ϣⲉ (še) which can mean "son" and Sahidic ⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ (noute) or Bohairic ⲛⲟⲩϯ (nouti) "God".
SHENOUTI Ϣⲉⲛⲟⲩϯ m Coptic (Bohairic)
Bohairic Coptic form of SHENOUTE.
SIDHOM m Coptic
The meaning of this name is still unknown to me at this time. A bearer of this name was Sidhom Bishay, a 19th-century Coptic saint.
TANOUTE ⲧⲁⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ, ⲧⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ f & m Coptic (Sahidic)
Means "the goddess" in Coptic. The name ultimately derives from the Egyptian feminine prefix (or article/pronoun) ta combined with Egyptian nuti "God". Also, please note that I am uncertain for which gender this name is used, so I listed both genders.
TEPIO m Coptic (Bohairic)
deprived from the old egyptian language (coptic language) from the word (PI)TEPI which means '(the)Top'
USIRE m Coptic
Coptic form of OSIRIS.
YAKOBOS Ⲓⲁⲕⲱⲃⲟⲥ m Coptic
Coptic form of JACOB. Pope Jacob (or James) of Alexandria was a 9th century pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
YARAKLAS Ⲓⲉⲣⲁⲕⲗⲁⲥ m Coptic
Coptic form of HERAKLAS. Saint Heraclas (born Yaraklas) was a 3rd century pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
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