occur in the mythologies
and legends of Persia, specifically Zoroastrianism.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AFRASIAB m Persian Mythology, Pashto (Rare)
Possibly means “fearsome” from Middle Persian plʾsy̲d̲ʾp̄
. In Persian mythology, Afrasiab was the mythical king of Turan (a region in Central Asia). He was the main antagonist of the epic poem 'Shahnameh'.
AHURANI f Near Eastern Mythology, Persian Mythology
Means "she who belongs to Ahura" in Avestan, from the name Ahura
, referring to either the creator god Ahura Mazda or the various other ahuras of the Avesta, combined with the feminine suffix -ani
meaning "companion, wife, mate"... [more]
ALLATUM f Persian Mythology
The goddess of the underworld in early Iranian mythology. She is believed to be of Mesopotamian origin (Ellat).
ARENAVACHI f Persian Mythology
Avestan name which probably means "she who speaks the injustice (to denounce it)" (from arəna
"injustice" and vak-
"speaking" or perhaps "word"). In Persian mythology this name belonged to a daughter (or sister) of King Jamshid
ARZHANG m Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly derived from Persian جنگ (jang)
meaning "war" or رنگ (rang)
meaning "colour". This is the name of a character in the Persian epic 'Shahnameh'.
ASHI f Persian Mythology
Means "that which is attained" in Avestan, from the root ar
- "to allot". In Zoroastrianism this was the personification of reward, recompense, and capricious luck.
DAENA f Persian Mythology
The name of a Zoroastrian divinity, taken from the Gathic Avestan daēnā
or Sanskrit dhénā
and is variously translated as "conscience", "religion", "understanding" or "that which is observed"... [more]
DASTAN m Persian Mythology, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Derived from Persian داستان (dâstân)
meaning "story, legend", also used to refer to a form of oral history originating from Central Asia. This is another name for Zal
, a figure in the 'Shahnameh'.
DRVASPA f Persian Mythology
The name of a Zoroastrian goddess whose name means "with solid horses". Her role in ancient religion is unknown.
ESFANDIAR m Persian, Persian Mythology, Literature
Modern Persian form of Sepandiar
, which was the early New Persian form of the Middle Persian name Spandadat
. The latter name ultimately comes from the Avestan name Spentodata
, which means "given by (the) holy"... [more]
FARANGIS f Persian, Persian Mythology
This is the name of a female character in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'. Farangis is the wife of Siavash and mother of Kay Khosrow.
GARSIVAZ m Persian Mythology
Derived from the Avestan name Keresavazdah
, of which the first element is derived from Avestan kərəsa
meaning "having meager". The second element is derived from Avestan vazdah
meaning "fat, fatness, fattiness, solidity", which itself is derived from Iranian *vazd-ah-
meaning "animal fat, grease" - ultimately from the Iranian base vazd-
meaning "to nourish" or "nourishment"... [more]
JEH f Persian Mythology
Possibly derived from the Arabic verb جَاءَ (ja'a)
meaning "to come, to bring". In Zoroastrianism, Jeh is the consort of Ahriman
, and is a demon of lasciviousness who is associated with the menstrual cycle, improper behaviour and the defilement of women.
KATAYOUN f Persian, Persian Mythology
Variant transcription of Katayun
. This is the name of a princess in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'. A known bearer is Iranian actress Katayoun Riahi (1961-).
NIAZ f Persian Mythology
Niaz origin is in Persian (Parsi/Farsi language). The name's meaning is gift, Present, Desire, Urge to express love. Niaz is used chiefly in the Urdu language and its origin is Old Persian. The name's meaning is gift, Present, Desire, Urge to express love.
PANTEA f Persian, Persian Mythology (?), History (?)
Persian form of Panthea
. Pantea Arteshbod was a 6th-century BC Persian commander during the reign of Cyrus the Great. She was said to be the most beautiful woman in Asia, so she wore a mask during battle to stop men from falling in love with her.
RIRA f Persian Mythology
If spell separately in Persian (Farsi), Rira is the name of the woman in Persian mythology who brings beauty to the jungles of north of Iran. It is also attributed to a spacial rain that does so too... [more]
SADWES f Persian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Sadwes was the Ancient Persian goddess of rain, hail, thunder, lightning and storms.
SASSAN m Persian Mythology
Considered the eponymous ancestor of the Sasanians, was "a great warrior and hunter" and a Zoroastrian high priest in Fars and living sometime near the fall of the Arsacid Empire.
SIMURG f Persian, Persian Mythology
From the name of a monstrous bird in Persian mythology, derived from Pahlavi sin
"eagle" and murgh
"bird". In the 11th-century epic the 'Shahnameh', Simorğ was a mighty bird who nursed the infant Zāl (father of Rostam).
SPENTA ARMAITI f Persian Mythology
A Zoroastrian divinity, one of the six creative or divine manifestations of Wisdom and Ahura Mazda
. Her name means "creative harmony", although she was later associated with religious devotion. She is associated with the Mother Earth figure and her holy day is associated with love.
TIRI m Persian Mythology
apparently being the original form, Tiri (later simply Tir
) is the name of a popular Persian astral god. His name apparently means "the swift one" or "he who moves swiftly"... [more]
TISHTRYA m Near Eastern Mythology, Persian Mythology
This was the name of a Zoroastrian deity, who at first was responsible for bringing rainfall and fertility, but later became an astral deity that was associated with what is now the star Sirius. The name may have been derived from Avestan tištriia
, which in turn came from púṣiya
(via dissimilation) "he who makes prosper" or from Indo-European tri-str-o-m
"group of three stars".
ZAHHAK m Persian Mythology
Means "he who owns ten thousands of horses". Zahhak was an evil emperor in Persian Mythology who was revolted against by the blacksmith Kaveh
ZURVAN m Persian Mythology
The primordial god in Persian religion, and the god of infinite time and space. Zurvan is the father of the good god Ahura Mazda and the evil god Angra Mainyu.