Given Name ANAHITA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: آناهیتا (Persian)

Meaning & History

Means "immaculate, undefiled" from Avestan a "not" and ahit "unclean". This was the name of the Persian goddess of fertility and water. She was sometimes identified with Artemis, Aphrodite and Athena.
VARIANTS: Naheed, Nahid (Persian), Anaitis (Persian Mythology)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Anahid, Anahit (Armenian), Anahit (Armenian Mythology)

Categories

fertility deities, goddesses, mythology, purity, water
Entry updated May 31, 2018