Name: Memphis

Origin and Meaning of the Name Memphis

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    (MEM fiss)
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    From the name of the town in Tennessee.

    Memphis is also the Greek name of the ancient capital of the first nome of Lower Egypt, and of the Old Kingdom of Egypt, which was known in Ancient Egyptian as the city of the "white walls". According to Greek mythology, Memphis was the wife to Epaphus, mother of Libya and sometimes the daughter of Nilus. She and her husband were the legendary founders of Memphis, which bears her name.

    Memphis is the name of the daughter of U2's Bono.

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