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Pronounced Pron. zar-ə-THOOS-trə(English)
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Meaning & History

Possibly means "golden camel" in Old Iranian, derived from zarat meaning "golden" combined with ushtra meaning "camel". Zarathustra was the Persian prophet who founded the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism about the 10th century BC.

Related Names

VariantZoroaster
Other Languages & CulturesZarathushtra(Ancient Persian) Zartosht(Persian)

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