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There may be no other names on earth that have as much historical meaning as Egyptian baby boy names. As one of the world’s oldest societies, some of Egypt’s names have survived thousands of years and are still popular to this day.
Egypt is also an Islamic country, and for this reason many of the most popular Arabic names are also widespread in Egypt. With these names come deep meanings of faith and tradition. If you are looking to pass some of this wisdom and tradition onto your baby boy, then an Egyptian name may be just what you are looking for. So, what are some Egyptian boys’ names?
Most of the top Egyptian names for boys come from the Islamic faith. These are names that all favor strong personal qualities.
A traditional and popular Arabic name, Ahmed is the second most common name in Egypt and means ‘praised.’
This name means ‘sublime’ and would be a great fit for your little prince.
The third most popular of the Egyptian male names, Mahmoud is another name that has loyal origins. It translates as ‘faith.’
Meaning ‘chosen one’, Mostafa again celebrates good faith.
These names are extremely popular in modern-day Egypt, but what are some of the ancient Egyptian boy names?
What are good Egyptian baby boy names?
If you are looking to head back to the mystical time of ancient Egypt, you will find many wonderful and colorful names. Recalling princes, pyramids and tradition, these names are sure to set your little boy up for life.
This name refers to the first-born child of Osiris, one of the ancient Egyptian gods.
Not only is this the name of Egypt’s bustling capital city; it is also an old Egyptian name meaning ‘victory.’
The first of the names in this list to be given to an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, Darius is popular across the world today and means ‘he who does good.’
Another name that comes from an ancient Egyptian god, Horus had the head of a falcon, and his image can be seen across Egypt today. Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis.
If you have lofty ambitions for your little prince then there may be no more fitting name. In ancient Egypt, the ruler was given the title of Pharaoh.
This is one for the baby boys who will stand out from the crowd. The name Ramses (or Ramesses) was given to 11 ancient Egyptian pharaohs. It also means son of Ra, who was the sun god.
These ancient Egyptian names are stunning but a little less common in modern-day Egypt than the traditional Arabic names. So, which is the most common?
Egypt is no different from most of the Arabic world; its most popular male name is also the world’s most popular male name.
A name which is steeped in tradition and faith, Mohamed comes with several different spelling variations. If you choose this, you are gifting your baby boy a name which means ‘praiseworthy.’
If the most popular Egyptian boy names aren’t for you, then what about something a bit more unique?
What is the rarest Egyptian boy name?
A much more unique name, Nakia comes from ancient Egypt and means ‘pure and faithful.’ This name would be a great fit for your baby boy.
If you haven’t quite made up your mind, here is a list of 97 Egyptian male names:
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