Semiramis

Semiramis is the name of a legendary Assyrian queen who has been associated with the goddess Ishtar. Her name may be a Hellenized form of Shammuramat or Sammuramat which could possibly mean “loving doves” from Akkadian summatu (female dove) and ramu (to love).

Origin: Assyrian

Variants:

  • Semiramide (Italian)
  • Shammuramat (Assyrian)
  • Sammuramat (Assyrian)
  • Sammu-Ramat (Assyrian)

 

Yonah

Yonah is the Hebrew form of Jonah meaning “dove” in Hebrew.

Origin: Hebrew

Variants:

  • Jonah (English)
  • Jonas (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch)
  • Yunus (Arabic, Turkish)
  • Ionas (Biblical Greek & Latin)
  • Iona (Russian, Georgian, Biblical Latin)
  • Jonáš (Czech, Slovak)
  • Joona (Finnish)
  • Joonas (Finnish)
  • Jónas (Icelandic)