Sumerian Submitted Names

These names were used in ancient Sumer.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Alulim m Sumerian
Means "stag" in Sumerian. This was the name of the first king of Sumer.
Enpap-X m Sumerian
Possibly one of the earliest names recorded. He was mentioned on a tablet dated 3200-3100 BC. He was one of two Sumerian slaves owned by Gal-Sal.
Etana m Sumerian
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-Sal m Sumerian
Possibly one of the earliest names recorded. It occurs on a tablet dated ca 3200-3100 BC. Gal-Sal was a slave owner.
Kushim m Sumerian
Kushim is possibly the earliest given name recorded. He is mentioned on the Kushim Tablet (ca 3200 BC). He was probably a scribe or a kind of "accountant" among Sumerians.
Ninella f Sumerian
A name for Ninella as "lady of the earth".... [more]
Sukkalgir m Sumerian
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.
Turgunu-Sanga m Sumerian
Turgunu-Sanga (3100 BC) seems to have been a Sumerian accountant for the Turgunu family. His names is one of the earliest names recorded.
Zisutra m Sumerian, Near Eastern Mythology
Variant of Ziusudra. A Sumerian priest-king during the great flood.
Ziusudra m Near 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]