GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: میترا (Persian)
PRONOUNCED: MITH-rÉ™ (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Possibly derived from an Indo-Iranian root *mitra meaning "oath, alliance, friend". In Persian mythology he was a god of light and friendship, the son of the supreme god Ahura Mazda. Worship of him eventually spread outside of Persia, where it was known as Mithraism.
Related Names
VARIANT: Mithras