Whether you’re into your history, have Egyptian heritage, or just want something a little different for your little one, Egyptian baby names offer a huge range of ideas. Like many other cultures, Egyptian names are often rooted in religion, with many children named directly after gods.
Likewise, we see a similar pattern with Egyptian male names – many evoke images of strength, protection, and war. Egyptian girl names, meanwhile, are more likely to reference personal qualities, or they may be a reference to a historical figure, such as ‘wife of X.’
Before we start, let’s take a look at some of the most popular Egyptian baby names.
In this article: 📝
- What are some common Ancient Egyptian names?
- What are some girl Egyptian names?
- What is the most popular male name in Egypt?
- What is the rarest Egyptian name?
- More Egyptian baby names for your little prince or princess
- Find more Egyptian baby name inspiration on Peanut
What are some common Ancient Egyptian names?
Naming your little one after these admirable human qualities is a great start! Many popular Egyptian names are a nod to personal traits, while others feature weather and gods. Here’s a look at some of the commonest Egyptian baby names:
- Asim – meaning ‘protector.’
- Chisisi – meaning ‘secret.’
- Gyasi – meaning ‘wonderful.’
- Khons – meaning ‘god of the moon.’
- Omari – meaning ‘high born.’
- Sadiki – meaning ‘faithful.’
- Ur – meaning ‘great.’
- Akila – meaning ‘intelligent.’
- Bahiti – meaning ‘fortune.’
- Dalila – meaning ‘gentle.’
- Ife – meaning ‘love.’
- Khepri – meaning ‘morning sun.’
- Masika – meaning ‘born during rain.’
- Naunet – meaning ‘goddess of the ocean.’
What are some girl Egyptian names?
Are you raising your own miniature queen? Give her the title she deserves with these popular Egyptian girl names – featuring nods to Cleopatra and other mythical goddesses, known for their personal qualities and their control over the elements.
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You can see here that spelling is also open to interpretation – while in Westernized forms, we might expect to see something like Cleopatra, this has multiple variants in the Egyptian form. The same can be said for male names, many of which may have their own Anglicized variants.
What is the most popular male name in Egypt?
Generally, you can expect to have a lot more choice with Egyptian male names. Like many ancient cultures, men generally tend to be favored! (However, this isn’t always the case – check out our Celtic baby names to see some examples of girls with badass, warrior-esque names.)
Here are a few examples with some potential for spelling changes, such as Aharon, Mohamed, and Moises.
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What is the rarest Egyptian name?
If you want a break from the most popular Egyptian boy names or girl names, you can choose a rarer variant instead. Consider some of these to help your child stand out in the crowd:
This boys’ moniker is quite the enigma – meaning ‘mystery.’
This boys’ name actually has roots in Swahili, meaning ‘destined to rule.’
If your little boy was born on a Sunday, you can give him this sweet namesake.
Great for water babies, this female Egyptian name means ‘mythical daughter of the Nile.’
Similar to its Westernized variant, Layla means ‘born at night.’
With Benin origins, this girls’ name means ‘princess.’
More Egyptian baby names for your little prince or princess
Still not found the right epithet for your newborn yet? Don’t worry – we’ve got even more Egyptian baby names for you to choose from:
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