Ancient Near East, Language, Book of Mormon Names, Book of Mormon, Notable People, Nephi
The name Nephi is attested as a Syro-Palestinian Semitic form of an Egyptian man’s name dating from the Late Period in Egypt.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"A Note on the Name Nephi,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 1
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol1/iss1/12