Popularity:7183
Origin:Aramaic
Other Origin(s):Arabic
Meaning:a month of the Islamic calendar; Assyrian god of war
Ashur is a boy’s name of Aramaic origin. Ashur is commonly known as a month of the Islamic calendar, as well as the Assyrian god of the same name. According to ancient myth, Ashur was the supreme deity of the Assyrian empire, ruling over the pantheon and acting as the god of war. He is thought to be portrayed with solar iconography, as a warrior placed at the center of a sun-like disc. This name has obvious religious significance, yet retains timeless confidence—plus, what’s a more fitting tribute for a baby with a little fight in them than naming them after a god of war?
Sources
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 342

  • Behind the Name, Ashur December 2022

  • Britannica, Ashur January 2016

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