Usage Ancient Persian
Other Forms FormsAnoshiravan, Anoshirawan, Anoshiruwan, Anoshirvan, Anoshirwan, Anushiravan, Anushirawan, Anushiruvan, Anushiruwan, Anushirvan, Anushirwan
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 6/14/2013
Means "immortal soul", derived from Middle Persian anōš (also anōsh) meaning "immortal" combined with Middle Persian ruwān meaning "soul". This was an epithet of Khosrau I, a popular 6th-century emperor of the Sassanid Persian Empire.