Meaning & History

Greek form of Akkadian 𒆍𒀭𒊏𒆠 (Babili), which appears to mean "gateway of God", from Akkadian 𒆍 (babu) meaning "gate" and 𒀭 (ilu) meaning "God", though it may in fact derive from a non-Semitic language. This was the name of a major city in ancient Mesopotamia, the capital of the Babylonian Empire. It was located in present-day Iraq.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesBabili(Akkadian) Babylone(French) Babilonia(Italian) Babilónia(Portuguese) Babilonia(Spanish)


Entry updated December 7, 2022