Female baby names: Egyptian goddesses and queens

Today we bring to our pages the names of Egyptian goddesses and queens. Some names as well known as Cleopatra, others less known but always very original.

You may like the idea that your baby be named after some historical character or a divinity dedicated to life, fertility or nature, perhaps among these Egyptian names for girls you will find the ideal one for your baby.

Egyptian goddess names

  • Anat, one of the women of the god Seth and wife of Ra, goddess of war, fertility and love. Of Syrian origin. It was honored primarily during the New Kingdom.
  • Astarte or Istar, woman of Seth, goddess of war, love. Of Syrian origin.
  • Amunet, goddess of mystery.
  • Bastet, goddess who was represented as a woman with the head of a cat or as a cat. It represents the personification of the hot rays of the Sun and exerts its beneficial powers. She embodied the peaceful aspects of dangerous goddesses like Sacmis. It was associated with the moon and protected births and pregnant women from diseases and evil spirits.
  • Hathor, Hut-Hor or Uatchit, Egyptian goddess whose name means “Temple of Horus”. She was a cosmic divinity, goddess of love, joy, dance and the musical arts, nurturing goddess and patron of the drunk in Egyptian mythology. She is a mother, wife and partner at the same time. An alternate name for Hathor, which persisted for 3,000 years, was Mehturt (also spelled Mehurt, Mehet-Weret, and Mehet-uret). Represented in the form of a cow or as a woman with ears and horns of the same animal between which she showed a solar disk
  • Hehet, goddess of the immeasurable
  • Heqet, Heqat, Hekit, Heget or Hegit: beneficent goddess, symbol of life and fertility, who presides over births and as a midwife helped in childbirth, according to Egyptian mythology. Mythical goddess with the head of a frog.
  • Isis, Auset, Serq or Selk. Isis is the Greek name for a goddess from Egyptian mythology. His Egyptian name was Ast, which means throne, represented by the hieroglyph that he carried on his head. She was called “Great magician”, “Great mother goddess”, “Queen of the gods”, “Fertilizing force of nature”, “Goddess of motherhood and birth”.
  • Keket, Egyptian goddess of darkness.
  • Maat, symbol of Truth, Justice and cosmic Harmony; She was also represented as a goddess, the daughter of Ra in Egyptian mythology. This goddess was represented as a woman, standing or sitting, with a large ostrich feather on her head, held with a diadem. It represents the balance, the harmony of the universe as it was created at the beginning. Watches the courts and it possess temples.
  • Mehturt, Mehurt, Mehet-Weret or Mehet-uret or Meht urt, names of the goddess Hathor, represented by a cow.
  • Mout, dangerous goddess, lioness divinity in its origin and little attested.
  • Naunet, mythological goddess of the ocean.
  • Neb het, goddess of nature.
  • Neith, Netla, divine mother, ancient goddess of war and hunting, later creator of gods and men, funerary deity, goddess of wisdom and inventor in Egyptian mythology.
  • Nekhbet, the vulture goddess.
  • Nephthys or Nephthys, goddess of nature daughter of Nut and Geb.
  • Niut, goddess of nothing.
  • Nut, or Nuit, “The Great One who gave birth to the gods”, is the goddess of the sky, creator of the universe and the stars, according to Egyptian mythology.
  • Renenet or Thermuthis, goddess of fortune.
  • Sakhmet or Sekmet, goddess worshiped in Memphis. “Lioness”.
  • Sacmis, who expressed the evil qualities of the Sun.
  • Tauret or Tueris, hippo goddess, protector of pregnant women.
  • Uadjit, snake goddess worshiped in Lower Egypt (Buto), cobra goddess.

Names of Egyptian queens

Some of these queens left their mark in history, others will be unknown to us, and some with an unpronounceable name in our language I have omitted from this list.

  • Ahhotep
  • Ahmose
  • Ankhenesmeryre
  • Arsinoe
  • Artatama
  • Berenice
  • Betrest
  • Bunefer
  • Cleopatra, name of several queens of Egypt, the most famous is Cleopatra Filopator Nea Thea, that is, Cleopatra VII, the last queen of Ancient Egypt of the Ptolemaic dynasty.
  • Epi, queen of Punt (southeastern Egypt).
  • Hatshepsut, queen-pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of Egypt. Fifth ruler of this dynasty, reigned from 1479 BC. C. to 1457 a. She ruled under the name of Maatkara Hatshepsut, and became the longest-serving woman on the throne of the “Two Lands”. The name of Hatshepsut with which she is recognized today was originally a title with the meaning of “The first of the noble ladies”, which was also presented in its complete form of Hatshepsut Jenemetamon, that is, “The first of the noble ladies, united to Amun. “
  • Henutsen
  • Herneith
  • Istnofret (Isinope)
  • Kama
  • Kawit
  • Kiya
  • Menhet, Merti, Menwi
  • Mentuhotep
  • Meresankh
  • Meritites
  • Nebet
  • Nefertari. Nefert-Ary was an Egyptian queen from the 19th dynasty, universally known for the beautiful tomb in which she was buried. She was the Great Royal Wife of one of the best known pharaohs in history, Ramses II, the Great, and it seems that she not only played an important role in the heart of this man but was also a brilliant political mind.
  • Nefertiti (c. 1370 BC – c. 1330 BC), was a great queen of the 18th dynasty of Egypt, Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten (Akhenaten). Its Egyptian name, nfr.u itn, nfrt.y.ty, translates to “Beauty of Aten, the beautiful has arrived.”
  • Neferu
  • Neith
  • Nitocris (Nitiqret)
  • Nofret or Nefret
  • Olympia (370 BC-316 BC), married to Philip II of Macedon and mother of Alexander the Great, whose paternity is doubtful. She was not exactly queen of Egypt but of Macedonia, although her son did extend the reign of Macedonia with the Persian Empire to Egypt.
  • Tiye
  • Tuyi
  • Udjebten
  • Weretyamtes
  • Yah

In case you have not yet found the name you like the most, we will soon return with new female names of Egyptian origin for your baby. Surely they are also very original in our context…

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