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TitleWhat’s in a Name? Nephi
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHoskisson, Paul Y.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Pagination64-65, 83
Type of ArticleWhat's in a Name?
KeywordsEgyptian; Language - Hebrew; Name; Nephi; Onomastics; Semitic; Ugaritic

Though the name Nephi conforms in some ways to common Semitic patterns, none of the possible consonantal roots that appear in Hebrew can be applied to the name. Other possible sources such as Ugaritic or Egyptian may be considered.