Sumerian Baby Names & Sumerian Names
Sumerian is the language of ancient Sumer, spoken in Mesopotamia or modern Iraq, dating back to the 4th millennium BC. In the 3rd millennium, Sumerians coexisted and interacted with Akkadians (ancient indigenous peoples of the Middle East) and the languages mixed as well. Eventually Akkadian replaced ancient Sumerian as a spoken language. Local peoples continued to use written Sumerian for sacred, ceremonial literary and scientific purposes until around the 1st century AD. Scientists rediscovered Sumerian in the 19th century and began deciphering the Sumerian cuneiform script. Baby Name World curates a list of ancient Sumerian and Akkadian baby names and name meanings for the discriminating name adventurer.