Phoenician was a language originally spoken in the coastal (Mediterranean) region then called "Canaan" in Phoenician, Arabic, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Phoenician is a Semitic Language, with its closest living language relative being Hebrew. Ancient Phoenician was spoken in such geographical areas as modern-day Lebanon, coastal Syria, Palestine, Northern Israel, Cyprus and Greece. Because Phoenician is an ancient language no longer spoken, it’s difficult to determine exact pronunciation of possible names and to decipher true name meanings. Scholars refer to Hebrew and Aramaic to give clues as to the Phoenician language. Baby Name Network has an extensive list of Hebrew, Aramaic and Phoenician baby names and name meanings.