GENDER: Masculine
Meaning & History
Greek form of the Persian name Artakhshathra meaning "righteous ruler". 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.
Related Names
VARIANT: Artakhshathra (Ancient Persian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ardashir, Ardeshir (Persian)