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Agaliha
June 15th, 2005, 03:26 AM
I decided to put this is a seperate thread (I hope that is ok) because it is a lot of information and can help many people...and it would be easier for those who need/want the info to find.

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Because I have been obsessed with Kemet since I was a child and I love to find anything about it I was able to score some GREAT info on Kemetic names. What is more important to know are the word elements and their meanings. Once you know that you can create almost endless names and meanings.

This was gotten from a website that seems to be down (too bad!). I have found this quite accurate and I use it a lot. I have both MALE and FEMALE lists!

FEMALE
AAT "Great One
AATSENUT "Eldest of Sisters"
AHHOTEP "The Moon is Pleased"
AHMOSE "Child of the Moon" More info
AMENEMOPET "Amun at the Opet Feast"
AMENIA (no meaning known)
AMENIRDIS "She Was Given by Amun"
ANEKSI "She Belongs To Me"
ANKHESENAMEN "Her Life is of Amun"
ANKHESENATEN "Her Life is of Aten"
ANKHESENMERIRE "Her Life is of the Beloved of Re"
ANKHESENPAATEN "Her Life is of the Aten"
ANKHESENRE "Her Life is of Re"
ANKHMUTES "Her Mother Lives"
ANKHNESNEFERIBRE "Living through the Beautiful Heart of Re"
ASHAYT "She Who Possesses Abundance"
BAKET "Handmaid"
BAKETAMEN "Handmaid of Amun"
BAKETATEN "Handmaid of Aten"
BAKETMUT "Handmaid of Mut"
BAKETRE "Handmaid of Re"
BAKETWERET "Handmaid of the Great One"
BENERIB "Sweet of Heart"
BENRET "Sweet One"
BENTRESHYT "Harp of Joy"
BINTANATH "Daughter of Anath"
BUNEFER
DEDYET
DJEDMUTESANKH
DUATENTOPET
DUATHATHOR
DUATNOFRET
HATSHEPSUT "Foremost of Noblewomen"
HEBENY "Ebony"
HEDJET "Splendid"
HEMETRE "Servant of Re"
HENHENET
HENTI-HETI "Firstborn"
HENUT "Mistress"
HENUTAH "Mistress of the Palace"
HENUTMERUT "Mistress of Love"
HENUTMIRE
HENUTNOFRET "Beautiful Mistress"
HENUTSEKHEMU "Mistress of Powers"
HENUTSEN "Our Mistress"
HENUTTAMEHU "Mistress of Lower Egypt"
HENUTTANEB "Mistress of All Lands" More info
HENUTTASHEMAU "Mistress of Upper Egypt"
HENUTTAWY "Mistress of the Two Lands"
HERIT (no meaning known)
HERNEITH
HERUBEN "Resplendent Sky"
HESETRE "Favored by Re"
HETEPENAMEN "Peace of Amun"
HETEPET "Peaceful"
HETEPHERES
HUNERO (pet form of "Hathor")
IDUT (no meaning known)
INETKAWES
IPUT (no meaning known)
IPY (no meaning known)
IRYNOFRET
ISET (Original form of Isis)
ISETEMANKH "The Living Isis"
ISETEMHEB "Isis on Jubilee"
ISETNEDJMET "Isis is Lovely"
ISETNOFRET "Isis is Beautiful"
ISETWERET "Isis is Great"
ITET (no meaning known)
ITKAYT
IYMERITNEBES "Here Comes the Beloved of her Lord"
IYNEFERTI "Here Comes The Beauty"
KAMAAT "Soul of Truth"
KASMUT "Her Soul Belongs To Mut"
KAWIT
KEMSIT
KHAMERERNEBTI
KHENEMETAMEN "United with Amun"
KHENEMET-NEFER-HEDJET "United with the Beautiful White One"
KHENEMET-NEFERU-ES "United with Her Beauty"
KHENTKAWES
KHNUMET
KHUIT "Protected"
KIYA (no meaning known)
MAATKARE "Truth is the Soul of Re"
MAATHOR-NEFERURE "She who Sees Horus and the Beauty of Re"
MAATNEFERURE "She who Sees the Beauty of Re"
MAYATI (A pet name for Princess Meritaten)
MEKETATEN "Behold the Aten" or "Protected by Aten"
MERENISET "Beloved of Isis"
MERENMUT "Beloved of Mut"
MERERET
MERESANKH "She Loves Life"
MERETSEGER "She Loves Silence"
MERIT "Beloved One"
MERITAMEN "Beloved of Amun"
MERITATEN "Beloved of Aten"
MERITITES "Beloved of her Father"
MERITNEITH "Beloved of Neith"
MERITNETER "Beloved of the God"
MERITPTAH "Beloved of Ptah"
MERITRE "Beloved of Re"
MERITSEKHMET "Beloved of Sekhmet"
MUTEMHEB "Mut on Jubilee"
MUTEMINET "Mut in the Valley"
MUTEMWIYA "Mut in the Divine Bark"
MUTNEDJMET "Mut is Lovely"
MUTNOFRET "Mut is Beautiful"
MUT-TUYA "Tuya, the Mother"
NEBET "Lady"
NEBETAH "Lady of the Palace"
NEBETNOFRET "Beautiful Lady"
NEBETTA "Lady of the Land"
NEBETTANEB "Lady of All Lands"
NEBETTAWY "Lady of the Two Lands"
NEBETYUNET "Lady from the city of Iunu"
NEDJMET "Lovely"
NEFERAMEN "Amun Is Good/Beautiful"
NEFERHENUT "The Beautiful Mistress"
NEFERHETEPES
NEFERITATENEN
NEFERNEFERUATEN "Beauty of the Beauties of Aten"
NEFERNEFERURE "Beauty of the Beauties of Re"
NEFERTARI
NEFERTITI "The Beautiful Woman Has Come"
NEFERTKAU "Beauty of Souls"
NEFERTNESUT "Beautiful One of the King"
NEFERU "Beauty"
NEFERUATEN "Beauty of Aten"
NEFERUKHAYT
NEFERURE "Beauty of Re"
NEFERUPTAH "Beauty of Ptah"
NEFERUSHERY "Little Beauty"
NEITH (name of a goddess)
NEITHEMHAT "Neith in the Palace"
NEITHHOTEP "Neith is Pleased"
NEITHIQRET "Neith is Excellent"
NEITHNOFRET "Neith is Beautiful"
NESITANEBETASHRU "She Who Belongs to the Lady of Ashru"
NEKHBET "Woman From Nekheb" (a goddess’ name)
NENSEDDJEDET
NESMUT "She Who Belongs to Mut"
NESNEITH "She Who Belongs to Neith"
NESNUT "She Who Belongs to Nut"
NESTEFNUT "She Who Belongs to Tefnut"
NIANKHBASTET
NIANKHHATHOR
NIKAUHATHOR "She Who Belongs to the Souls of Hathor"
NIMAATHAPI "She Who Belongs to the Truth of Hapi"
NINOFER
NOFRET "Beautiful Woman"
NOFRETIABET "The Beautiful Eastern Woman"
NUBHOTEPTIKRED
NUBKHAS
NUBKHESED
NUBNOFRET "Gold and Beautiful"
PERSENTI
REKHETRE
RENPETNOFRET "Young and Beautiful"
SADEH More info
SATDJEHUTI "Daughter of Thot"
SATHORA "Daughter of Horus"
SATIAH "Daughter of the Moon"
SATKAMOSE "Kamose’s Daughter"
SATMONTU "Daughter of Montu"
SENETESANKH
SENETITES
SENETMUT "Sister of Mut"
SENETNEDJMET "Lovely Sister"
SENETSENBITES
SENSONEB
SESHSESHET
SETEPENMUT "Chosen One of Mut"
SETEPENRE "Chosen One of Re"
SHEPENMUT "A Gift From Mut"
SHEPENSOPDET "A Gift From The Star Sirius"
SHEPENUPET "A Gift From Upet"
SHEPSET "Holy One"
SHEPSETKAU "Holiness of Souls"
SHERIT "Little One"
SITAMEN "Daughter of Amun"
SITHATHOR "Daughter of Hathor"
SITHATHOR-MERIT "Daughter of Hathor, the Beloved"
SITHATHOR-YUNET "Daughter of Hathor of Iunu"
SITRE "Daughter of Re"
SOBEKNEFERU "Beauty of Sobek"
TAEMNIUT "She Who Is In The City"
TAEMWADJSI "She Who Is In Her Flourishing"
TAKHARU
TAKHAT
TASHERITENIAH "Little One of the Moon"
TAUSERT "Strong One"
TEM
TENRE "She Who Belongs To Re"
TENTAMEN "She Who Belongs to Amun"
TENTOPET
TETISHERI "Little Teti"
TIAA (no meaning known)
TITI (no meaning known)
TIYE (no meaning known)
TUYA (no meaning known)
UDJEBTEN
URNERO
WERET "Great One"
WIYA "Divine Bark"
YABET "Eastern Woman"
YARET "Cobra Goddess"
YUNET "Woman from the City of Iunu"

MALE
AHA "Warrior"
AHMOSE "Child of the Moon"
AKHENATEN "He who is Useful to Aten"
AKHENRE "He who is Useful to Re"
AMENEMHAT "Amun in the Palace"
AMENEMHEB "Amun on Jubilee"
AMENEMINET "Amun in the Valley"
AMENEMOPET "Amun in the Ope Feast"
AMENEMWEYA "Amun in the Divine Bark"
AMENHERHEWENEF
AMENHERKHOPSEF "Amun Protects Him"
AMENHOTEP "Amun is Pleased"
AMENI (short form for names beginning with Amen-)
AMENMOSE "Child of Amun"
AMENNAKHT "Amun is Powerful"
AMENNESUTAWY "Amun is the King of the Two Lands"
ANEDJIB
ANEDJTI
ANEN (no meaning known)
ANTEF
AY (no meaning known)
BAK "Servant" More info
BAKENAMEN "Servant of Amun"
BAKENNEBEF "Servant of His Lord"
BAKENPTAH "Servant of Ptah"
BAKENRE "Servant of Re"
BAKENRENEF
BAY (no meaning known)
DEN
DJAU
DJEDEFHOR "Horus Is His Strength"
DJEDEFRE "Re Is His Strength"
DJEDI
DJER
DJOSER "Holy"
HAPIMEN "Hapi (the Nile) is Eternal"
HAPU
HAPUSENEB
HEKANAKHT
HEMIUNU
HERIHOR
HESIRE "Favored by Re"
HOR-AHA "Horus the Warrior"
HOREMAKHET "Horus on the Horizon"
HOREMHEB "Horus on Jubilee"
HORHERKHOPSEF "Horus Protects Him"
HORHOTEP "Horus is Pleased"
HORHUF
HORNAKHT "Horus is Powerful"
HOTEPSEKHEMUI
HUYA (no meaning known)
IMHOTEP "In Peace"
INENI
INHERTHAUI
IPUWER
ISESI
ITAMUN "Amun is the Father"
ITNEDJEM "Good Father"
KANEFER "Good of Soul"
KAPTAH "Soul of Ptah"
KAWAB "Pure of Soul"
KENAMUN
KHAEMWASET "Born in Waset (Thebes)"
KHASEKHEMUI
KHAFRE
KHERUEF
KHETI
KHIAN
KHNUMHOTEP "Khnum is Pleased"
KHONSUEMHEB "Khonsu in Jubilee"
KHONSUEMWASET "Khonsu in Waset (Thebes)"
KHUFU
MAHU
MAYA (no meaning known)
MEKETRE "Behold Re" or "Protected by Re"
MEN "Eternal"
MENENA
MERENPTAH "Beloved of Ptah"
MERERUKA
MERIAMEN "Beloved of Amun"
MERIATEN "Beloved of Aten"
MERIATUM "Beloved of Atum"
MERIMOSE
MERIRE "Beloved of Re"
MERYIBRE "Beloved of the Heart of Re"
MINMOSE "Child of Min"
MINNAKHT "Min is Strong"
MONTUEMHAT "Montu in the Palace"
MONTUEMWASET "Montu in Waset"
MONTUHERKHOPSEF "Montu Protects Him"
MONTUHOTEP "Montu is Pleased"
NAKHT "Powerful"
NAKHTMIN "Powerful is Min"
NAKHTPAATEN "Powerful is the Aten"
NANEFERKAPTAH
NARMER
NEBAMEN "Amun is the Lord"
NEBENKHARU
NEBWENEF
NEFER "Beauty" or "Goodness"
NEFEREFRE "His Beauty is Re"
NEFERHOTEP "Peace is Good"
NEFERMAAT "Truth is Good"
NEFERMENU
NEFERTI
NEHESY "Nubian"
NESIAMEN "He Belongs to Amun"
NESKHONS "He Belongs to Khonsu"
NESPTAH "He Belongs to Ptah"
NESUBANEBDJED
NETJERIKHET "Divine Body"
NIANKHPEPY "His Life Belongs to Pepy"
NIANKHPTAH "His Life Belongs to Ptah"
NIUSERRE
NUBNEFER
PABEKAMEN "The Servant of Amun"
PADIAMEN
PADIBASTET
PAHERI
PAIRI
PANEB "The Lord"
PANEHESI
PARAMESSE "Son of the Re"
PAREHERHEWENEF
PAREHU
RARENNEFER
PASEBAKHAEMNIUT "Shining Star Above the City"
PASHEDU "Shining"
PENAMEN "He Who Belongs to Amun"
PENNUT "He Who Belongs to Nut"
PENTAWER "He Who Belongs to Weret"
PENTU
PEPY (no meaning known)
PEPYNAKHT "Pepy is Strong"
PERIBSEN
PIANKHI "The Living One"
PINEDJEM "The Lovely One"
PTAHHOTEP "Ptah is Pleased"
PTAHMOSE "Child of Ptah"
PTAHSHEPSES "Ptah is Majestic"
RADJEDEF "Re is His Strngth"
RAHOTEP "Re is Pleased"
RAMESSES "Child of Re"
RAMOSE "Child of Re"
RANEFER "Re is Beautiful"
RAUSER "Re is Strong"
RAWER "Re is Great"
REKHMIRE
SAMONTU "Son of Montu"
SANAKHT
SEKHEM "Strong"
SEKHEMKHET "Strong of Body"
SENENMUT "Brother of Mut"
SENNEDJEM "Lovely Brother"
SENNEFER "Good Brother"
SENUSERT "Brother of Usert"
SETAU
SETEPENAMUN "Chosen of Amun"
SETEPENRE "Chosen of Re"
SETHEMWEYA "Seth in the Divine Bark"
SETHI "He Belongs to Seth"
SETHNAKHT "Seth is Powerful"
SHEPSESKAF "Holy of Soul"
SHEPSESKARE "Holy is the Soul of Re"
SIAMUN "Son of Amun"
SIATUM "Son of Atum"
SIHATHOR "Son of Hathor"
SIMUT "Son of Mut"
SIPTAH "Son of Ptah"
SMENKHKARE
SNEFERU
SOBEKEMSAF
SOBEKHOTEP "Sobek is Pleased"
TETI (no meaning known)
THUTMOSE "Child of Thot"
TJENNA (no meaning known)
TUTANKHAMEN "Living Image of Amun"
TUTANKHATEN "Living Image of Aten"
TUTU (no meaning known)
UNAS
UNI
USERAMEN "Amun is Strong"
USERKAF "Strong of Soul"
USERMONTU "Montu is Strong"
WENAMUN
WENENNEFER
YUNI "Man from the city of Iunu"
YUTI (no meaning known)
YUYA (no meaning known)

{Note: Both these lists are not compiled by be, but by "Meritaton Isetnofret"-- from her research}

SOME NAME ELEMENTS (to make FEMININE usually add a "et" Ex: "Wadj" to feminine: "Wadjet" (like the name of the Netjeret)

Akhen Beneficient
Ankh Life
Djed Enduring (?)
Djeser Holy / devine (?)
En Form (?)
Heb Feast, festival (also came to mean "lord")
Hedj Bright
Heqa Ruler (?)
Hotep Peace, satisfaction
Ib Heart
Ka Soul
Keperu Manifestations
Khenemet One who is joined with
Maat Truth, justice, peace, stability
Men Eternal, lasting, everlasting
Mer (mery) Beloved
Mes (Mos) Child
Mut Mother
Neb Lord
Nefer Beautiful, goodness, beauty, happiness *Feminine is "NEFRET"
Pehty Strength (?)
Qa Strong (?)
Setep Chosen (?)
Si Son
Sit (Sat) Daughter
Tawy Two Lands
User Powerful
Wadj Papryus, green, joy

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From the name lists you can see thrends in meanings and how the word elements are arranged-- "ankhensen" always means "Her life is of--" "Mer/it" always means "beloved" etc.

It is quite easy to get a Kemet name-- Though dreams, medations, and talking with the Netjeru some have felt more natural (to me). I have many four such names so far, but they-- like me-- keep evolving. It is also something I like to do for fun. I love words, names and Kemet so it's perfect to pass time.

If anyone needs help, I would be happy to try. I know more Kemetic words beyond what is listed.
Another great source I must point out is: Illustrated hieroglyphics handbook by Schumann-Antelme, Ruth. (it breaks down the word elements with Hieros wonderfully)

Last notes:
- This is not the same as the Nisut(ASU) naming you (but that does not mean it is less valid in the eyes of the Netjeru or your heart.)
- I've read things saying not to take a Netjeru's name directly (as in don't call yourself Aset... MerytAset works though or any other name like that)
- Do not base everything on Budge's translations, I have found them to be flawed

MORE links--

http://karathutmose.tripod.com/dictionary/dictionary1.html (http://karathutmose.tripod.com/dictionary/dictionary1.html)
An Ancient Egyptian to English dictionary

And

http://www.donf.com/egypt/medu/vocab1.htm (http://www.donf.com/egypt/medu/vocab1.htm)
A pretty good vocab list

Hope that helps!


Disclaimer-- I do not claim to be an expert in the Kemetic language and their names. I can only give my opinion based on my knowlegde. I cannot guarentee that the websites are absolutely correct either.

Meirya
March 21st, 2006, 03:34 PM
Wonderful list! Thank you for this, it's useful.

My birth-name is Danielle, which is a Hebrew name meaning "God is my judge". I want to keep the essence of my name - I believe your birth name shapes and reflects some of who you are - but want a kemetic name. So I've been trying to figure out what the Kemetic version of Danielle would be.

"Ma'at is my(her?) judge"? "Netjer is my(her) judge"? "Anpu is my/her guide"? Something relevant like that. But then the sticky part comes when trying to figure out the translation. I've been hunting around but haven't quite figured it out yet.

Any thoughts/ideas?

Agaliha
April 27th, 2006, 01:02 AM
Wonderful list! Thank you for this, it's useful.

My birth-name is Danielle, which is a Hebrew name meaning "God is my judge". I want to keep the essence of my name - I believe your birth name shapes and reflects some of who you are - but want a kemetic name. So I've been trying to figure out what the Kemetic version of Danielle would be.
"Ma'at is my(her?) judge"? "Netjer is my(her) judge"? "Anpu is my/her guide"? Something relevant like that. But then the sticky part comes when trying to figure out the translation. I've been hunting around but haven't quite figured it out yet.
Any thoughts/ideas?

Hey, I'm going to PM you and see if I can help :)

WarriorZhanna
June 12th, 2006, 02:22 PM
I found so many cool names from this list! Thanks lots. I've been looking for kemet names too. I chose one name for myself really long time ago, "Amuenet", but it was just something that I liked. But I want something that has to do with me and has a meaning for me and who I am too. I've been trying to translate some nicknames into Egyptian, but it's kinda hard and I don't know Egyptian that well.
Agaliha, can you do me a favour and translate these nicknames into Egyptian?

Moonchild
Child of Light
The Light Maiden/Guardian of Light
Light of Isis/Priestess of Isis
Daughter of the Gods
Lily or Rose
Mistress of The Night
Sister of Light
Maiden of Darkness/Guardian of Darkness

I hope it's not too much! I'm looking forward to your reply, and I'd be really greatful if you could do it for me!

Thanks in advance,
~Suzanah

Agaliha
June 22nd, 2006, 07:43 PM
Got your PM...I tried my best.



Now for anyone else I just wanted to say this, read this before you post asking for names from me.

I am not an expert on ancient Egyptian written or spoken.

All I know is the little I've pieced together from looking at how those names above are put together.

Those lists above are not mine, but gathered off the internet and posted for those who are interested.

Though I can try to create names there is no guarentee that they are correct.

I understand the need for people to have more personal names, but there's not much I can do. Really.

So I'm sorry, but I'm not really the one to ask for kemet names.