Gender Masculine
Scripts میترا(Persian)
Pronounced Pron. MITH-rə(English)

Meaning & History

Derived from an Indo-Iranian root *mitra meaning "oath, covenant, agreement". In Persian mythology he was a god of light and friendship, the son of the supreme god Ahura Mazda. Worship of him eventually spread outside of Persia, where it was known as Mithraism.

Related Names

VariantsMehr, Mithras
Other Languages & CulturesMehr(Persian)


Entry updated November 16, 2019