Nubian Names from Coptic and Greek Inscriptions
Ursula Georges and Aryanhwy merch Catmael
In this article, we collect a number of given names from Christian Nubia. Our sources are Jacques van der Vliet's book Catalogue of the Coptic Inscriptions in the Sudan National Museum at Khartoum (Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters, 2003) and Adam Łajtar's Catalogue of the Greek inscriptions in the Sudan National Museum at Khartoum (Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters, 2003). Most of the people in these inscriptions used a single given name, possibly in combination with an occupation or title such as 'nun' or 'king', or a description such as 'son of Iôhannês'.
We have transliterated the names in this article from the original Coptic and Greek. More information about the Coptic alphabet may be found at omniglot.
- Masculine Names
- Feminine Names
Onomastics Articles - Ursula Georges