Assyrians

The Assyrian empire centered on Ashur, Nineveh, and Arbela and lay to the north of Babylonia. The Assyrians were a dominant power from c2000 B.C. to 612 B.C. They fell to a combined force of Medes and Babylonians in 612 BC.(1)

Assyrian Female Names

Naqiya-Zakutu - The name of the Syrian-born wife of Sennacherib (3)

Assyrian Male Names

Adad-nerari, Adad-Nirari - The name of several Assyrian kings (1, 2)
Ashurbanipal - Assyrian king who reiged from 668 - 627 B.C. (1)
Ashur-Bel-Kala (2)
Ashur-dan - The name of several Assyrian kings (1)
Ashur-etel-ilani - An Assyrian king (3)
Ashur-Nasir-Pal - Variant of Ashurbanipal? (2)
Ashur-Resh-Ishi (2)
Ashur-uballit - The name of several Assyrian kings (1)
Assur-ah-iddin/Esarhaddon - Assyrian king who reigned from 680 - 669 B.C. (1, 3)
Bel-nirari - Father of a king (2)
Igurkapkapu - Father of a king (2)
Ilushumma - Assyrian king from the 19th century BC (3) Irishum - Assyrian king around 1800 BC (2, 3)
Ishme-Dagan - The name of several Assyrian kings (1)
Marduk-Nadin-Akhe - Chief scribe of Ashur-uballit (2)
Pudi-Ilu (2)
Shalmaneser - The name of several Assyrian kings (1)
Shamash-shum-ukin - An Assyrian ruler (3)
Shamshi-Adad, Samsi-Adad - The name of several Assyrian kings (1, 2)
Sharrukin/Sargon - The name of several Assyrian kings (1, 3)
Sin-ah-eriba/Sennacherib - Assyrian king who reigned from 704 - 681 B.C. (1, 3)
Sin-shar-ishkun - An Assyrian king (3)
Tukulti-apal-Esharra/Tiglath-pileser - The name of several Assyrian kings (1, 3)
Tukulti-Ninib (2)
Tukulti-Ninurta - The name of several Assyrian kings (1)

Sources:

(1)The Penguin Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations, ed. Arthur Cotterell, New York: Penguin Books, 1980, 1988.

(2) Annals of the Kings of Assyria

(3) The Ancient Orient: An Introduction to the Study of the Ancient Near East, Wolfram von Soden, Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1994.


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