World History Names - The Prehistoric World / The Ancient World / The Classic World (Up to 600 CE)

I got a World [name_m]History[/name_m] book for [name_u]Christmas[/name_u] and have finally gotten around to reading it! I knew that I would come across many interesting names in it, so I thought I would share them with everyone here!

This is from the first three chapters of the book and, although it isn’t every name from it, it’s quite a few. Each name is accompanied by a very brief description of the person.

I hope you enjoy!


A Mesopotamian god, and ruler of the Abyss, who created order from chaos


The first pharaoh of the 1st Egyptian dynasty


The Egyptian pharaoh who oversaw the building of the Great Pyramids


Egyptian God, [name_m]King[/name_m] of the dead


Persian ruler, who founded the Achaemenid Empire


Roman emperor who was defeated by the Persians


Roman emperor who was also defeated by the Persians


Spartan king, led an army of only 300 Spartans against Persian forces in the battle of Thermopylae


Athenian orator/public statesman


Greek writer of dramatic tragedies


Greek philosopher


Persian ruler who tried to invade Greece, but was unsuccessful


King of Macedon, father to [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] the Great


Name of [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] the Great, Macedonian ruler who never lost a battle


Wife of [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] the Great.


Founder of [name_u]Rome[/name_u]. [name_m]Said[/name_m] to have been son of the god [name_u]Mars[/name_u]


Brother to [name_m]Romulus[/name_m]


Leading general of Carthage who crossed the Alps with [name_u]North[/name_u] African war elephants


Reformer of the [name_m]Roman[/name_m] army


Roman politician


First name of [name_m]Julius[/name_m] [name_m]Caesar[/name_m], a dictator in [name_u]Rome[/name_u]


Adoptive son of [name_m]Julius[/name_m] [name_m]Caesar[/name_m]


Last pharaoh of Ancient [name_u]Egypt[/name_u]


The name [name_m]Octavian[/name_m] took upon becoming emperor


Wife of [name_m]Augustus[/name_m]


Roman Emperor


Problematic [name_m]Roman[/name_m] emperor


In reference to [name_m]Marcus[/name_m] [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m], emperor of [name_u]Rome[/name_u]


Lucius Verus, who ruled with [name_m]Marcus[/name_m] [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m]


Military colleague to Diocletian, who ruled jointly with him


The Goths’ greatest war leader, who led his tribe to [name_u]Rome[/name_u] in a sack


Hun ruler, known as the “Scourge of God”


Ruler of the Mauryans who converted to Buddhism


This is such a cool post, thank you for taking the time to put this together! :grin:

How interesting, I know a [name_m]Gordan[/name_m] who’s obsessed with [name_m]Roman[/name_m] history :thinking: Gordian, [name_m]Gordan[/name_m]… hmm :sweat_smile:


Thank you for looking at it!

I’m hoping to do the rest of the book as well, once I have time to keep going

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“problematic” we love that for nero


really cool collection! i remembered a lot of things i’d forgotten about some names + learnt some new things too!
it’d be kind of fun making combos out of names like these

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Such a cool list, I love [name_m]Julius[/name_m]

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This is an awesome list! I love [name_m]Valerian[/name_m], [name_m]Pericles[/name_m], Sulla, [name_m]Augustus[/name_m], and [name_m]Claudius[/name_m]!

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this is such a cool list!! so interesting :relaxed::relaxed:

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Such a lovely list! I love [name_m]Octavian[/name_m] and [name_m]Osiris[/name_m]

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How interesting! I especially like the names [name_m]Osiris[/name_m], [name_m]Valerian[/name_m], [name_m]Leonidas[/name_m], [name_m]Augustus[/name_m], [name_f]Livia[/name_f], [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m], and [name_m]Alaric[/name_m].

Pericles is cool too but will always remind me of Scooby Doo before I think of the ancient guy :joy:

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I love ancient names. I have an [name_m]Alaric[/name_m], plus [name_m]Marius[/name_m] and [name_m]Darius[/name_m] are definitely on my boy shortlist… not that I am thinking of another right now. [name_u]Four[/name_u] is exhausting!

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