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Assyrian Names and Meanings for Boys and Girls

Updated: March 21, 2019 at 08:15 AM UT


Assyria FlagThis list was referenced from the following booklet, “Alpe shimme Atoraye” written and published in 1979 by Raman Bet Shimun, including additions from fellow contributors.  Do you have any related information or suggestions?  Please email them.

In addition to the list displayed on this page, there is another free publication titled,
"Assyrian Historical Names for Male and Female" by Michael Alexan Younan.

For further study and research, please read Assyrian Personal Names (1914, PDF, 52 MB file)
by Professor Knut L. Tallquist.

Male
name
in Syriac Meaning   Female
name
in Syriac Meaning
           
allap (A) allap (A)
awa ava baba rokhanaya awijil ljyva gilyana d marya
awiya ayva babaya awita Tyva female of awa
awi eil lyayva eil awa d chol (aur) ur roa mdeeta atiqta
awi bail lybyva bail awa d chol aurhai Yhroa dochta d khaye
awidan Ndyva awa d da' in (judge) aurya AYroa dochta d khaye
awimalich Klmyva malcha baba akhita Tywa khata shaperta
awinam Mnyva awa d nyamta eilbrat trblya brata d eil
awiseen Nysyva alaha d Ssara achadina Anydka feminine for achad (ancient city)
awiqam Mqyva awa d ramota eilina Anylya feminine for eil
awiram Mryva awa rama emmita Tyma yima khlita (sweet mother)
awitar rtyva awa d parshanota anochina Anykona feminine for anocheen
auneir rynva awa d norana arbella Alybra feminine for arpa(4) alahe d bail
awrahim Mhrba baba d rakhme ashourina Anyroea feminine for ashur
awshalim Mleva awa d shlama aramina Anymra feminine for aram
ajdina Anydga Aaopra smoqa (red soil) ari eil lyayra lioness of God
adad   weather and storm god ishtar rxea alahta d babil
goddess of love (Akkadian)
ador roda hayirana (one who help others) atourina Anyrota feminine for atour
ador eil lya roda alaha hayir (help) adorina Anyroda hayiranta (one who helps)
ador palasar rslp roda malcha palasar hayir inana   goddess of love (Sumerian)
awbaleet tylboa shima d malcha atoraya izla   from sugar cane (straw)
aulada Adloa braya (create) eilvera    
aumana Anmoa mara d honar      
aurnina Anynroa mdita d alaha d nina      
akhiban Nbywa bane (build) akhonota      
akhiseen Nysywa alaha d Ssara akhona      
akhiqar rqywa qirya akhona      
akkad   Assyrian region north of Sumer      
eil lya alaha d eil      
eilbra Arblya alaha braile (created)      
eilbroon Norblya alaha broona      
enkidu   friend of Gilgamesh      
aileen Nylya eil alahi      
eliya Aylya alahaya      
elyamo   alaha yama
(god of the sea)
     
eilmar rmlya alaha mara      
eilram Mr lya alaha rama      
amanoeil          
ammina Anyma chol dana (always)      
anokeen Nykona kha min alahe d chaldo cheena      
anlel lylna kha min alahe ateeqe      
aprim Myrpa patwo (face) ramta      
aram Mra shima ateeqa d bet nahren      
aram seen Nys Mra seen alaha d aram      
arseen Nysra arpa(4) alahe d seen      
ashur roea alaha ashur      
ashur ban Nb roea ashur bnele (built)      
ashur dan Nd roea ashur che da' in      
ashur leed dyl roea molada d ashur      
ashur ram Mr roea ashur mshabkha (glorify)      
ashur seen Nys roea ashur o seen      
asor rosa ashur      
asor khadon Nodw rosa ashur akhona dayyana      
           
beet (B) beet (B)
bibla Albb shima d kha warda biblina Anylbb feminine for bibla
borseen Nysrob brona d seen baila Alyb feminine for bail
bail lyb kha min alahe ateeqe baileet tylyb one of the goddesses
bailbrone Norblyb brona d alaha bail beerta Atryb qaSsra (castle)
baildan Ndlyb god bail's judgement berolin   pearl
bailnam Mnlyb bail alaha d nyamta bet eil lyatyb beta d alaha
bailseen Nyslyb alaha d bail o seen brat eil lyatrb brata d alaha eil
bailram Mrlyb alaha d bail joura (big) brat bail lybtrb brata d alaha bail
bailshar relyb alaha d bail shrara (truth) brat youm Moytrb brata breeta byoma
bineil lyanb alaha chi bane (build)      
binatour rotanb shotasa d atour      
bareil lyarb brona d eil (eil's son)      
bardeen Nydrb makh dayana (judge)      
baryoom Moyrb hao d hawe byoma min yimma      
baryamin Nymyrb brona d yaomate      
barseen Nysrb brona d alaha seen      
barsheen Nyerb brona d alaha sheen      
barshaina   son of peace      
bardisan Ncydrb shimma d kha leepa atoraya      
bruneil   brona d iel (eil's son)      
           
jammal (G) jammal (G)
gbar eil lyarbg alaha khelana (God the powerful)      
gawri eil (goreil) lyayrvg alaha khiltana (God the powerful)      
gamri eil lyayrmg alaha jomra (complete)      
giliana Anylg pesha gilya (the revelation in the Bible)      
           
dallat (D) dallat (D)
domara Armod ojaba (amazing) domarina Anyrmod feminine for domara
dorara Arrod nisyana (familiar with) damrina Anyrmd maajibanta (amazing)
dem eil lyamd be dimma d eil (by eil's blood)      
dem ashur roeamd be dimma d ashur      
dem atour rotamd dimma shpekha d atour      
dem seen Nysmd be dimma d seen (with seen's blood)      
dinkha Awnd zraqa (shine)      
dani eil (daniel) lyaynd be raziyota d eil (with eil's blessings)      
           
hae (H) hae (H)
ha wail (hawil) lyvh alaha yowile (gave) hano onh khannah (a merciful woman)
hda eil lyadh madibkha (altar) hani'ata Ataynh mahniyanta
hadirseen Nysrdh hodra byad alaha seen      
hanodeen Nydonh m'akh (like)      
           
wow (O) wow (O)
ward eil lyadro warda d eil (god eil's flower) wardiya Aydro feminine for warda
warda Adro warda (flower) walita Tylo wajibota (duty)
wardeen Nydro raba warde (too many flowers) wardina Anydro feminine for warda
ward seen Nysdro warda d seen (god seen's flower)      
           
zain (Z) zain (Z)
zah eil lyahz shtawhir (proud) b eil      
zah seen NYshz shtawhir b seen      
zomaya Aymoz bnay dochanay d bet qayTte      
zaia Aiyz bahra (light)      
zda eil lyadz alaha qarmana (winner)      
           
kheit (KH) kheit (KH)
khonayn Nynow akhonwate (brothers) khannah Anw mrakhmanta (a merciful woman)
khza eil lyazw eil chi khazay (see)      
khammo omw shamasha d haychla (worship place)      
khnan eil lyannw alaha mrakhmana (merciful)      
khnanya Aynnw mrakhmana      
khnanishoAa ioeynnw mshikha mrakhmana      
khnan seen Nysnnw seen mrakhmana      
           
Tteit (Tt) Tteit (Tt)
Ttwa eil lyavx alaha Ttowana (Ttawa) talita   feminine for student
           
yout (Y) yout (Y)
yadida Adydy mokhiba (lovable) yayota Atoyay shopra (beauty)
yaw eil lyaoy yawil (to give) alaha yaeeta Tyay shaperta (beautiful)
yaw bail lyboy bail youwu (gave him) yata Aty chyana (self)
yau seen Nys vhy seen youwu (god seen gave him)      
yomadan Ndmoy yowa d marya (given by God)      
           
lammat (L) lammat (L)
lammo eil lyaomml eil rab shita lwita Tyol khawirta (friend)
lammo bail lybomml bail rab shita lawita TYol protect by keeping a close watch
lamassu   Assyrian winged bull, protective spirit lolita Tylol resha d jeera (arrow)
lebario   lion-hearted larsa Asrl mdeta ateqta d bet nahren
      lilya   night
           
meem (M) meem (M)
madsa Asdm jdala d shoraya d zqora (nitting) milta Tlm hemizman (talk)
mekha eil lyakym akh (like) eil marbita Tybrm zyadta (plentiful)
meesha Aeym jdeema d meesha eil marganitha
marjanita

 
Tyngrm jewel, bratyama (daughter of the sea)
man'nah Annm mekholta d malakhe (angel's food) mardina Anydrm feminine for mardeen
mar eil lyarm alaha mari marina Anyrm feminine for mara
mar bail lybrm alaha d bail mari marnita Tynrm to put in front of ones eyes
mardokh Kodrm kha min alahe d bawil
god babel/babylon, god of sun, water, vegetation, magic

 
martha Atrm khanim (lady)
mardeen Nydrm mara d cheenota (righteous, just) mimra   poetry, speech
maro eil lyaorm alaha mara (owner)      
marodeen Nydorm one who posses righteousness      
marona Anorm zo'aara d mara      
maron Norm condensed version of marona      
mlimar rmylm        
           
noon (N) noon (N)
nabo obn alaha d siprayota nahrina Anyrhn feminine for nahren
nabo eil lyaobn eil min nabo nineveh Aonyn mdeta d yima d atour
nabo bail lybobn nabo min bail ninsina Anysnyn feminine for nin seen
nabo ram Mrobn nabo joura (big) nasibin Nybycn khda min mdenate d atour
nabo pal lpobn son of nabo nardina Anydrn feminine for nardeen
nabo need dynobn   naramsina Anysmrn feminine for naram seen
naheer seen Nysryhn bahra d seen nashiram Mryen Ssayadta (hunter)
nahroona anorhn nara soora (small river) ninsun   great queen, mother of Gilgamesh
nosard eil lyadrson eada (festival) d alaha joura nisaba   grain goddess, goddess of writing
neen eil lyanyn alahe d neen o eil nisha   goal
nimrud   city of Assyria, king of Assyria      
nineel lynyn kha min alahe tashAaetanaye      
ninurta   god of farmers and warriors      
nin seen Nysnyn alahe d nin min seen      
nirar rryn shima d malcha tasheetanaya      
naSsir (nasir) rcn qarmana (winner)      
nasirpal lprcn shima d kha min malche d atour      
nardeen Nydrn        
naram eil lya Mrn        
naram seen Nys Mrn        
natan (nathan) Ntn        
natni eil lyayntn        
           
simchat (S) simchat (S)
seen Nys alaha d'Ssara (moon) sawrina Anyrvs feminine for sawra (hope)
seena Anys Ssara (moon) sahdina Anydhs feminine for sahda (martyr)
seen eil lyanys alahe d seen o eil sorme Amros bar dawra
sennacherib vyrywns blessed by god seen by more brothers simta Tmys created, jazza (a box to save money in)
sard eil lyadrs        
sardanapal lpndrs        
           
peh (P) peh (P)
pol lop shima d kha malcha d atour paldina Anydlp feminine for paldeen
paldeen Nydlp shima d malcha atouraya panna Anp irwana
pnu eil
penoeil

 
lyaonp ponaya d alaha      
paseena Anysp kha Ttera (bird)      
pera Arap TtAaonta (as blossom)      
           
raish (R) raish (R)
rab eil lyabr alaha joura ramina Anymr feminine for rama
rab bail lybbr alaha d bail joura ramsina Anysmr feminine for ramsin
rabila Alybr breekha (blessed) rashomta Tmoer feminine for rashim
rabona Anobr boush joura (bigger) rdita Tydr beautiful by her deeds
rab seen Nysbr alaha d seen joura      
ram eil lyamr alaha rama      
ram bail lybmr alaha d bail rama      
raman Nmr rama      
ram seen Nysmr alaha d seen rama      
romrama Amrmor jorota, rise to greatness      
rafa eil (raphael) lyafr        
rimush   king      
           
sheen (SH) sheen (SH)
shalmanisar rcnmle shlama d ghalibota (victory) shamiram Mryme shimo rama
shmou eil lyaome b'shima d alaha shamura Arome almas (diamond)
sha'ol (shawil) loae one who asks shirat trye song
shimmokeen Nykome a man of good reputation shamrina Anyrme feminine for shamrin
shammina Anyme mara d borchate (a man of blessings) shamreta Tyrme bney (from) shamrin
shar eil lyare eil malcha sharokina Anykore feminine for sharokeen
sharo ore malcha (king) shimta Tmye all the time
shnina Anyne sharp edge shufrin   derived from beauty
shaybo (shibo) obye basma janokh      
sharokeen Nykore a king who follows God's way,
Sargon (king of Assyria)
     
sharona Anore country of plentiful natural resources      

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