150 Assyrian Baby Names With Meanings

Forget Greek and Latin names. Parents are now going for unique and culturally rich Assyrian names for their children. Assyrian names originally comprised a first name appended with a patronymic like –bet or –bar, which mean ‘house of’ and ‘son of/after’ respectively. And until recently, there was even a trend among Assyrians to abbreviate the given names into one or two syllables. Today, most of the Assyrians are opting the European naming convention of a given name and a surname. Middle name is optional and not very common among the Assyrians.

Also, in earlier times, most Assyrian surnames were first names of grandparents who signed the surname law documents in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey. This was the main reason why most of the Assyrian last names were also common first names. But the Arabization of the Assyrian states such as Iraq and Syria compelled the natives to abandon their original surnames and opt for Arabic surnames. But times have changed now. The Assyrians of today carry their Aramaic surnames, and just a minor population have Turkish, Arabic, or Persian surnames.

Below is MomJunction's list of popular Assyrian baby boy and girl names along with meanings. The list is organized alphabetically, and you just need to click on the names to read the meaning.

ShamashThe sunBoy
ShamiramName of the first Assyrian queenGirl
ShamounA form of Simon. It means he has heard.Boy
SharroA man in a high religious position.Boy
SharukinTrue kingBoy
SharukinaFemale version of Sharukin. It means true king.Girl
ShefrinA well behaved woman.Girl
ShimmokeenA man of good reputation.Boy
ShimtaAll the time.Boy
ShlemunAssyrian form of Solomon, meaning peace.Boy
ShninaSharp edgeBoy
ShooshanAssyrian form of Susan. It means lily.Girl
SimelaName of an Assyrian cityBoy
SimtaA box to save money.Girl
SorishuHope of JesusBoy
TagaraA merchantBoy
TakhanaA millerBoy
TamrazA strong dog.Boy
TamuzaName of a Sumerian god. It means July.Boy
ToumaAssyrian form of Thomas. It means twin.Boy
TurgalGreat chiefBoy
TurgalA storm God.Boy
UdakiName of the king of Minni.Boy
UrasThe God of light.Boy
YaeetaShe who is beautiful.Girl
YaghoubAssyrian form of Jacob, meaning to heel.Boy
YavThe InundatorBoy
YayotaA beautiful womanGirl
YokhannaJehovah has been gracious.Boy
YomadanGiven by GodBoy
YonandamJehovah has given. It is a form of Jonathan.Boy
YosepAssyrian form of Joseph, meaning God will increase.Boy
YouelA form of Joel. It means Yah is God.Boy
YounanAssyrian form of Jonah. It means dove.Boy
YusefA form of Joseph. It means God will increase.Boy
ZabelName of a king of the country of the Dimamai.Boy
ZayaAn Assyrian saint nameBoy
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