Given Name MITHRA

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: میترا (Persian)
PRONOUNCED: MITH-rə (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

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.
VARIANTS: Mehr, Mithras
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Mehr (Persian)