Gender Masculine
Scripts فریدون(Persian)
Pronounced Pron. feh-ray-DOON(Persian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Modern Persian form of Old Iranian *Thraitauna meaning "the third". In the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh this is the name of a virtuous king who ruled for 500 years. The Avestan form of the name 𐬚𐬭𐬀𐬉𐬙𐬀𐬊𐬥𐬀 (Thraētaona) appears in the earlier texts of the Avesta.

Related Names

VariantsFaridoon, Fereydoon, Fereydun(Persian) Fereydun(Persian Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesPridon(Georgian) Faridun(Tajik) Feridun(Turkish)


Entry updated December 7, 2022