From Italian Aleppo, from French Alep, from Ottoman Turkish حلب (halep), from Arabic حَلَب (ḥalab), of uncertain origin. Folk-etymologically explained as from Arabic حَلَبَ (ḥalaba, “gave out milk”), coming from the ancient tradition that Abraham gave milk to travelers as they moved throughout the region. Attested in Akkadian as 𒄩𒆷𒁍 (Ḥalab, Ḥalap), Hittite 𒄬𒉺 (Ḥalpa), Ugaritic 𐎈𐎍𐎁 (Ḥlb), Aramaic חלב (Ḥlb), Old Armenian Խաղաբ (Ḥaghab), Greek Χαλιβών (Ḥalivón), and Syriac Aramaic ܚܰܠܰܒ (Ḥalpa).
- A city now in northern Syria, formerly an important city in the ancient world (Beroea of Seleucid empire).
- Aleppo, in Syria
- Alternative spelling of