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Gender Feminine
Scripts شهرزاد(Persian, Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. shah-ra-ZAD(Arabic)
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Meaning & History

Means "free city" from the Persian elements شهر (shahr) meaning "city" and آزاد (azad) meaning "free". This is the name of the fictional storyteller in The 1001 Nights. She tells a story to her husband the king every night for 1001 nights in order to delay her execution.

Related Names

VariantsShahrzad(Persian) Shahrizad(Arabic)
Other Languages & CulturesScheherazade, Sheherazade(Literature) Şehrazad, Şehrazat(Turkish)

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The sultan and Shahrazad in a 1856 illustration by Sani-ol-Molk from One Thousand and One NightsThe sultan and Shahrazad in a 1856 illustration by Sani-ol-Molk from One Thousand and One Nights

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