Memphis

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Origin: Greek, Egyptian, Coptic

Μέμφις (Greek)

Meaning: It’s the Greek form of Men-nefer (which becomes Menfe in Coptic), the Egyptian name of a city in Egypt meaning “enduring and beautiful” from Egyptian mn “to suffer”, “to endure”, “to remain” and nefer “beautiful”.

In Greek mythology, Memphis is the daughter of the Nile and the wife of Epaphus and the city of Memphis was named after her.

As well as being the name of an ancient city in Egypt, it’s also the name of a city in Tennessee.

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