Gender Masculine
Scripts جمشید(Persian)
Pronounced Pron. jam-SHEED(Persian)

Meaning & History

Modern Persian form of Avestan Yima Kshaeta, which meant "shining Jam". This was the name of a mythological king of Persia. 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 Kshaeta(Persian Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesJamshed(Tajik)
Surname DescendantJamshidi(Persian)


Entry updated May 29, 2020