GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Αρταξερξης (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Greek form of the Persian name Artakhshathra meaning "righteous ruler". This was the name of several Achaemenid Persian rulers. It was also borne by the founder of the Sassanid Empire, usually known by the Middle Persian form Ardashir.
VARIANT: Artakhshathra (Ancient Persian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ardashir, Ardeshir (Persian)
Entry updated February 12, 2018