Animals, Fish, Male, Phoenician, Place names, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sidon

Sidon (pr. sy-don) was the name of a chief city in ancient Phoenicia (now known as Saida, Lebanon) which was founded in the 3rd millennium BC which was once famous for its purple dye. The name most likely comes from Phoenician Tzidhon meaning “fishing place” or “fishery” via tzud (to hunt, to fish, to catch).

Origin: Phoenician

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Variants:

  • Sydon (English)
  • Sidonian (English)
  • Sidonius (Late Roman)

 

Female forms:

  • Sidonie (French)
  • Sidony (English)
  • Sidonia (Late Roman, Georgian)

 

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