Given Name AVTANDIL

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ავთანდილ (Georgian)

Meaning & History

Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for his 12th-century epic 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin'. Rustaveli based it on Persian آفتاب (aftab) "sunshine" and دل (dil) "heart". In the poem Avtandil is a knight who is sent by Tinatin to search for the mysterious knight of the title.

Categories

heart, invented, light, literature, nature, sun, world leaders
DIMINUTIVE: Avto (Georgian)