GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Persian
OTHER SCRIPTS: اردشیر (Persian)

Meaning & History

From the Middle Persian form of Artakhshathra (see ARTAXERXES). This was the name of a 3rd-century king of Persia who defeated the Parthians and founded the Sassanid Empire. He also established Zoroastrianism as the state religion.
VARIANT: Ardeshir
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Artakhshathra, Artaxerxes (Ancient Persian), Artaxerxes (Biblical)
Entry updated December 8, 2017