The Babylonian language was spoken in ancient Babylonia and has gone extinct. However, the names are still prevalent in many parts of the world. This language is now replaced by Sumerian language for religious purposes. The state is based in central southern Mesopotamia. Babylonia gradually became an independent state, and the city of Babylon became its capital. Once Babylon emerged, the Sumerian language was no longer used although its culture still remained playing an important role in naming customs. Babylon was founded as an independent city state by Sumuabum, an Amorite chieftain. Prior to the city's establishment, it was overshadowed by more powerful kingdoms such as Isin, Assyria and Elam. The region was transformed by Hammurabi who was the sixth ruler. He was efficient and played a vital role in bringing the nation into central powers in Mesopotamia. His most noticed work is 'First Dynasty of Babylon' which was a compilation of the code of laws. The City of Babylon is mentioned several times in the Bible both in the past and referenced in end time prophecy. Babylonia is rich in culture and astrology. Babylonian culture is based on the myths and stories of various Babylonian deities, mythological creatures, and legendary heroes. The stories were used for a number of social, political, and ceremonial purposes. The people in Babylonia followed the Chaldean religion. The mythology was influenced by the Sumerian language. Most of the texts from the city's height of power were in Sumerian. Astrology secures a central position in Babylonia history, and the Zodiac is a great invention of this era. The Zodiac is responsible for predicting eclipses of the sun and moon. Babylonian astronomers studied the philosophy that deals with the universe and put together internal logic to create a predictive method to study the movement of the planets and the stars. Babylonians played a vital role in improvising the mathematical text. Following the base 60 numeral system, used in modern times in day to day use, which includes the 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour and the 360 degree rotation of a circle. They made a lot of advancement in mathematics mainly because 60 is divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, and 30. This made calculation made predictive analysis, simple and effective. Babylonians were also responsible for providing and demonstrating the Pythagorean Theorem, even before Pythagoras. Babylonia's rich history and culture developed from complex origins. Babylonian families are spread across the word. It's rare to find them in large communities in a particular city or state. The country was rich in literature and language as well, which spread around the world. Babylonia was known for cultivation of a number of crops, fruits and was rich in the produce of dates. Apples were also grown in abundance. Certain parts of Babylonia were highly fertile while certain areas were not. Herodotus of Halicarnassus, an ancient author and Greek researcher, was highly impressed by the fertile lands in Babylonia which was able to bring forth as much as three-hundredfold of crops in a good year. Historically, Babylon is noted in all the events during this period and is the foundation for the entire history of Babylonia. Although the literature, culture, and language lost its charm and slowly diminished, it was known as one of the most successful dynasties of all times. Babylonian names are influenced by the Akkadians that spoke a Semitic language. This language was used in various royal transcriptions, and had been the domaninant language spoken in the area. The language gradually faded with the rise of the Third dynasty. Babylonia was culture was multilinguistically influenced ranging from the Chaldean Dynasty to Hebrew influences to the Persian Language. The Babylonian names are all influenced by these various cultural influences upon the customs and traditional naming practices. Babylonian Female Names Ashlultum – This was the name of the queen of Saragon. Bibi – means “Lady in Persia” Darice – means “queen” Esther/Isthar – This is the name of a star. It also refers to the planet Venus. Isthar was known as the Babylonian Goddess of Love. Monireh – means “shining” Babylonian Male Names Bahram – This is the name of a Persian King Caspar – This was the name of one of the three Magi that travelled to look for baby Jesus. It means “Keeper of the treasure”. Dareh – means “rich” Majeed – means “superior” Xenres – means “prince”