The name origins and meanings of 15+ Lebanese regions

The origins and meanings of Lebanese regions tell us a lot about their history!

Aaqoura

Origin: Syriac – “Ain Qouro” Meaning: the cold spring

Anjar

Origin: Syriac – “Ain guer” Meaning: the flowing spring

Batroun

There are two possibilities: Phoenician – “bater” which means “to cut” or “beit truna” which means “house of the chief”

Bcharré

Origin: Phoenician – “Bet Ishtar” Meaning: House of Ishtar Ishtar is a Phoenician goddess.

Beirut

Origin: Hebrew Meaning: the wells

Byblos

Origin: Greek Meaning: Holy Bible

Douma

Origin: Canaanite – “Doumah” Meaning: calm

Ehden

Origin: Canaanite Meaning: strength and stability

Faraya

Origin: Phoenician Meaning: the land of fruits and vegetables

Maghdouché

Origin: Syriac Meaning: crop collectors

Miziara

Origin: Arabic – “min ziara” Meaning: from the visit

Sawfar

Origin: Syriac – “Sephro” or “Saphro” Meaning: “bird” or “morning”

Sidon

Origin: Greek Meaning: fishery

Tannourine

Origin: Aramaic-Syriac Meaning: small furnaces

Tripoli

Origin: Greek Meaning: three cities

Tyre

Meaning: rock

Zahlé

Origin: Syriac Meaning: moving places

The name origins and meanings of 15+ Lebanese regions

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