Greek and Coptic place-name
"Enduring and beautiful"

Memphis Origin and Meaning

The name Memphis is a boy's name meaning "Enduring and beautiful".

A place name with so much history, from Ancient Egypt, where so many pyramids were built, to the US blues southern city. The name also has a great meaning. Although it's being given to babies of both genders, Memphis (unlike most place names) is much more common for boys than girls.

# 489 in the US

Memphis Rank in US Top 1000

# 1035 on Nameberry

Memphis Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Memphis Popularity

Famous People Named Memphis

  • Memphis DepayDutch footballer
  • Memphis Bleekstage name of Malik Cox, American rapper
  • Memphis Kirke Mosberg (b. 2012) son of actress Jemima Kirke and husband Michael Mosberg
  • Memphis Aldean Williams (b.2017)son of singer Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr.
  • Memphis Morgan (b. 2015)son of actress Emily Rose

Memphis in Pop Culture

  • Memphisthe Ancient Egyptian city, is also known as "Noph"
  • Memphispenguin in animated film Happy Feet
  • Memphis Campbella character in Libba Bray's "The Diviners"
  • Randall "Memphis" Rainescharacter in film "Gone In 60 Seconds"
  • Memphis May Firescreamo/rock band