Type Settlement
Scripts Μέμφις(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. MEHM-fis(English)
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Meaning & History

Greek form of Egyptian mn-nfr meaning "enduring beauty". This was the name of an important city in Lower Egypt, serving as the capital during the Old Kingdom period. It acquired its current name in the New Kingdom period from a nearby pyramid of Pepi I. This is also the name of a city in Tennessee.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantMemphis(English)

Entry updated November 20, 2020