Gender Masculine
Scripts جمشید(Persian) Жамшид(Uzbek)
Pronounced Pron. jam-SHEED(Persian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Modern Persian form of Avestan 𐬫𐬌𐬨𐬀⸱𐬑𐬱𐬀𐬉𐬙𐬀 (Yima Xshaēta), which meant "shining Jam". This was the name of a mythological king of Persia who ruled during a golden age. He is known as either Jamshid or Jam, where Jamshid is a combination of his original name and an honourific.

Related Names

VariantsJamshed, Jamsheed(Persian) Jamshed, Jamsheed, Yima Khshaeta, Yima Xshaeta(Persian Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesJamshed(Tajik)
Surname DescendantJamshidi(Persian)


Entry updated June 9, 2023