Egypt

So we all know Egypt is a place name. But popular opinion is that the name itself is derived from the Late Egyptian place name "Hikuptah," which meant "home of the soul of Ptah." The Greeks morphed it into Aígyptos, the Middle French word became "Egypte," and somehow it turned into the form that's familiar to us: Egypt. The more you know, the more you can share with your little Egypt if questions about name origins should ever arise.

Nicknames:

It's pretty hard to come up with a good nickname for Egypt, other than E, maybe.

Famous people named Egypt:

TV host Egypt Sherrod; daughter of rapper Pepa, Egypt Jahnari Criss; son of hip-hop recording artist Swizz Beats and singer Alicia Keys, Egypt Dauode Dean.

Fun fact:

The ancient Egyptian civilization was among the most advanced of its time.

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