Gilgamesh

Origin: Akkadian, Sumerian Meaning: though the meaning is not clear, I’ve seen it listed as meaning something to the effect of “the ancestor is a young man” or “may the (mature) man become a young man again”. Variants: Bilgamesh (Sumerian); Gilgamos (Greek) The eponymous hero of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem believed to be…

Nanaya

Origin: Sumerian Meaning: It could possibly be related to Inanna, which might be derived from Sumerian (n)-in-an-na  which could hold the meaning “lady of the heavens” though that’s not certain. Another source (Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names by K.M. Sheard) lists it as a reduplication of na “human being” and “incense” + a “water”. Nanaya is a Sumerian goddess…