tags:  Semitic pun spook name · name   —   by Gerry · May 2019 · 76 words

The name Nixon is officially explained as “son of Nicholas”, but niksin also means “wealth” in Aramaic, with variants found in all Semitic languages and Egyptian. For more information, see the √nks entry.

Aramaic nks = cut pieces, property, wealth

נכסין nksyn niḵsīn : property, wealth; especially flocks and herds; Akkadian nikkassu (from Sumerian); The meaning is like English “property” in that it can be both moveable and real property. — Aramaic (CAL) lists over 170 Nixons.

tags:  Semitic pun spook name · name