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Egyptian baby names go back thousands of years and bring to mind ancient pharaohs—Ptolemy and Cleopatra. Modern Egyptian names are closely related to Arabic names so be sure to take a peek at both.
From Nour to Lapis, here are some of our favorite 2017 picks to get your search started.
Egyptian: Stern (Swahili)
Egyptian: Receives help from the gods
Hebrew: See Aaron
Egyptian: Devoted to Aten
Arabic: Wise, bright, smart, intelligent; stems from Akl, meaning brain
Basque: From the Akil
Egyptian: Ra - personification of the power of the universe and god of a united Egypt
Egyptian: Name of a pharaoh
Egyptian: The great god of Thebes of uncertain origin; This god is also the Hermopolitian Ogdoad and is represented as a man, sometimes...
Hebrew: Hidden, possibly builder; name of one of the kings of Judah
Egyptian: Personification of reproduction
Egyptian: A wife of Seth
Hebrew: To sing
Egyptian: Daughter of the Nile
In primitive times, Anubis was merely the jackal god. He was associated with the dead because the jackal was generally seen...
Egyptian: Gift of the sun-god; In the Bible, Asenath is Joseph''s Egyptian wife and mother of his sons Manasseh and Ephraim.
Egyptian: Goddess of Syrian origin introduced into Egypt during the 18th Dynasty.
Latin: Phoenician predecessor to the Greek Aphrodite, mythology places her as goddess of war, passionate love, and fertility.
Egyptian: Mythical great god of Annu
Egyptian: The original sun-god of Heliopolis who was later identified as Ra (Re); Atum was a primordial god that was represented in...
Egyptian: Another name for Osiris
Egyptian: Another name for Isis; Most powerful of the female Egyptian goddesses, she was consort and sister to Osirus, mother of Horus...
Egyptian: Osiris'' firstborn
Egyptian: Noble oath
Egyptian: In Egyptian mythology, Bastet was a cat-goddess whose cult-center was at Bubastis in the Nile Delta. In the Late Period she...
Egyptian: Masculine variation of the same name; In Egyptian mythology, Bastet was a cat-goddess whose cult-center was at Bubastis in...
Egyptian: A dwarf-deity with leonine features; Bes is a domestic god, protector against snakes and various terrors. He was venerated...
African: God´s power
Egyptian: Power of God
Egyptian: Mythical daughter of the Nile
Greek: Of a famous father or glory of the father; Cleopatra was a queen of ancient Egypt and mistress to Julius Caesar and Mark...
Egyptian: daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke
Greek: Maya Angelou, poet
African: Happiness (Zimbabwe)