As of 2015, some of the most popular Egyptian names for female babies are Sara, Salma, Rana, Aya and Yasmin. Also popular are Aziza, Eman and Maya. Some famous names from Egyptology are Isis, Memphis, Nubia and Nefertiti.Continue Reading
The name "Isis" means "the one from the throne," or literally, "throne," and is uncommon among female babies in the United States. In ancient Egyptian art she is depicted with a headdress in the shape of a throne. Isis was worshipped in ancient Egypt as the goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility. According to Egyptian mythology, she was the first daughter of Geb, god of the Earth, and Nut, goddess of the sky. Ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile River flooded every year because of the tears she wept over the death of her brother and husband Osiris. The worship of Isis spread worldwide and continued until the suppression of paganism during the Christian era.
The name "Nefertiti" means "beauty has arrived" in ancient Egyptian. She was the chief consort of the Pharaoh, Akhenaten. Some Egyptologists believe she ruled Egypt for a brief time after her husband's death and before the child pharaoh Tutankhamun ascended to the throne. The bust of Nerfertiti is one of the most recognizable relics of ancient Egypt, and is representative of the period's realistic renderings of facial proportion.Learn more about Education