Ancient Persian Names

These names were used in ancient Persia.
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ARTAXERXES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), Biblical
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.
BABAK بابک m Persian, Ancient Persian
Means "little father" in Persian. This was the name of the father of Ardashir, the founder of the Sassanid Empire in Persia. It was also borne by the 9th-century resistance leader Babak Khorramdin.
BAGADATA m Ancient Persian
Old Persian name derived from baga "god" and data "given". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Persian satrap under the Seleucid Empire.
DARAYAVAHUSH m Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of DARIUS.
KAMBUJIYA m Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of CAMBYSES.
KURUSH m Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of CYRUS.
MITHRIDATES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized)
Greek form of the Old Persian name Mithradatha meaning "gift of MITHRA". This was the name (in Greek) of several kings of Parthia and Pontus.
NARSES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of the Persian name Narseh, which was derived from Avestan NAIRYOSANGHA. This name was borne by a Byzantine general of Armenian descent who helped restore Italy to the Roman Empire during the reign of Justinian I in the 6th century.
ROSHANAK روشنک f Persian, Ancient Persian
Original Persian form of ROXANA.
TAHMASP تهماسب m Ancient Persian
Persian form of the Avestan name Takhmaspa, which was derived from takhma "strong, brave, valiant" and aspa "horse". This name was borne by two Safavid shahs of Persia.
ZARATHUSHTRA m Ancient Persian
Ancient Avestan form of ZARATHUSTRA.