Gender Masculine
Scripts 𐭭𐭥𐭮𐭧𐭩(Pahlavi) Ναρσῆς(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Hellenized form of the Middle Persian name 𐭭𐭥𐭮𐭧𐭩 (Narseh), which was derived from Avestan Nairyosangha. This name was borne by a 3rd-century ruler of the Persian Sasanian Empire. It was also borne by a Byzantine general of Armenian and Parthian descent who helped restore Italy to the Roman Empire during the reign of Justinian I in the 6th century.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesNerses(Armenian) Nairyosangha(Persian Mythology)
Entry updated December 7, 2022