Asenath Name Meaning & Origin
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The modern form of the name is Osnát, and it is quite common in Israel today.
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This name has been in our family as far back as anyone can remember - continually bestowed as a first or middle name for at least one girl in every generation. It has kind of a cool, retro vibe, but everyone in our family absolutely hates it. It has always been pronounced Uh-SEEN-ath by everyone in our family.
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Pronounced: AS-uh-nath. Egyptian name meaning "she belongs to her father." In the Old Testament, she was the Egyptian wife of Joseph and mother of Manasseh and Ephraim. Some ancient Jewish traditions claim that Asenath was also the posthumous daughter of Dinah and Shechem.
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Asenath Barzani, teacher, rabbi and poet, and the first Jewish women in history known to have been given a rabbinic title.
Asenath Mason, fantasy writer and artist.
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Asenath Waite, a character in H.P. Lovecraft's "The Thing on the Doorstep."