Other Forms FormsVariant transcriptions: Vachushti, Vaxushti, Vaxušti, Wakhushti
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Meaning & History
This compound name is of Iranian origin, but the meaning is uncertain. According to one Georgian source, it means "best" as well as "bliss, paradise". This would likely make the name etymologically related to Avestan vohu meaning "good" and to Persian خوب (khub) or (xub) meaning "good". Also compare Avestan ushta meaning "fortunate, healthy, vigorous" and Middle Persian uštīh meaning "vitality".A notable bearer of this name was the Georgian prince Vakhushti of Kartli (1696-1757), who was also a historian, cartographer and geographer.