The Ancient EgyptianCartouche hieroglyph-(as hieroglyph only) is used to represent the Egyptian language word for 'name'. It is Gardiner sign listed no. V10, of the subgroup for rope, fibre, baskets, bags, etc.
Besides the cartouche hieroglyph use for the word 'name', the cartouche in half-section, Gardiner no. V11,
, has a separate meaning in the Egyptian language as a determinative for actions and nouns dealing with items: "to divide", "to exclude".
The cartouche hieroglyph,
, is used as a determinative for Egyptian language šn-(sh)n, for "circuit", or "ring"-(like the shen ring or the cartouche). Later it came to be used for rn, the word 'name'. The word can also be spelled as "r" with "n", the mouth over the horizontal n,