AdurnarsehmAncient Persian From the Middle Persian name Adurnarseh (also found written as Adarnarseh), which is derived from Middle Persian ādur (also ātur) meaning "fire" combined with the name Narseh... [more]
AkepsimasmHistory (Hellenized), Ancient Persian (Hellenized, ?) The origin and meaning of this name are uncertain; it is a hellenized form of some name, which was perhaps of Middle Persian origin. This was the name of a 4th-century Christian saint and martyr, a bishop of Hnaita in western Persia who was tortured to death in 376.
AmestrisfAncient Persian (Hellenized) Ionic Greek variant of Άμαστρις (Amāstris), the Hellenized form of an Old Persian name, perhaps from a hypothetic name like *Amāstrī- (composed of the elements *ama- "strength, strong" and *strī- "woman")... [more]
AmytisfAncient Persian (Hellenized) Greek form of an uncertain Persian name, perhaps *Umati which is equivalent to Avestan humaiti meaning "having good thought" (derived from hu "good, well, beautiful" and maiti "thought, opinion", from man "to know, to think")... [more]
AnoshiruvanmAncient Persian Means "immortal soul", derived from Middle Persian anōš (also anōsh) meaning "immortal" combined with Middle Persian ruwān meaning "soul". This was an epithet of Khosrau I, a popular 6th-century emperor of the Sassanid Persian Empire.
ApamafAncient Persian Meaning uncertain, probably related to Avestan apama- "the latest", hence "the youngest (child), nestling". This was the name of Apama, the first Queen of the Seleucid Empire, and wife of Seleucus I Nicator... [more]
AriabignesmAncient Persian (Hellenized) One of the sons of the Persian king Darius I. He participated in the Second Persian invasion of Greece as one of the four admirals of the fleet of his brother Xerxes I, and was killed in the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC.
AriarathesmAncient Persian (Hellenized), History Hellenized form of an Old Persian male name, of which the first element is derived from Old Persian aryā "Aryans". The second element is not really certain, but may have been derived from Old Persian wratha "joy"... [more]
AriaspesmAncient Persian (Hellenized), History Of ancient Persian origin, but the meaning is unknown to me at this time. This was the name of one of the three legitimate sons of King Artexerxes II Mnemon, who lived in the 4th century BC.
AriobarzanesmAncient Persian (Hellenized), History Hellenized form of the Old Persian name *Arya-bṛz-ana- which possibly meant "making the Aryans great", of which the first element is derived from Old Persian aryā "Aryans". The second element is not really certain, perhaps *brzi- "high"... [more]
ArtafarnahmAncient Persian Derived from Old Persian arta "truth, right, righteous" combined with Old Persian farnah "glory, splendour, fortune".
ArtakamafAncient Persian Derived from Old Persian arta "truth, right, righteous" combined with Old Persian kāma "desire, wish". A well-known bearer of this name was Artakama, the second wife of Ptolemy I Soter I; her husband was the founder of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in ancient Egypt.
ArtystonefAncient Persian (Hellenized) Greek form of a Persian name, which is otherwise attested only in the Elamite form Ir-taš-du-na, Ir-da-iš-du-na (more than 20 occurrences). These forms reflect an Old Persian *Ṛtastūnā "pillar of Ṛta, the deified Truth"... [more]
AspačanāmAncient Persian Means "horse lover", derived from Old Persian aspa "horse" combined with Old Persian čanā "desire, love".
AstyagesmAncient Persian (Hellenized), History Hellenized form of Old Persian Ishtovigu or Ištovigu, which apparently derives from Old Iranian rishti vaiga, meaning "swinging the spear". This was the name of a Median king, who lived in the 6th century BC.
AtossaاتوساfAncient Persian (Hellenized), Persian Greek form of the Persian name *Utauθa, also recorded in Avestan as Hutaosā, which may have meant "well trickling" or "well granting". Hutaosā was the queen of Kavi Vištāspa, royal patron of the prophet Zarathustra; Cyrus gave the name to his eldest daughter, who married Darius and became the mother of Xerxes... [more]
ĀturpātmAncient Persian Old Persian form of the Avestan name Ātarepāta (also found written as Āterepāta), which is derived from Avestan ātar "fire" combined with Avestan pāiti "to protect, to defend" or Avestan pāyu "protector"... [more]
BardiaالبرديةmPersian, Ancient Persian Derived from Proto-Iranian *bardz- "be high", interpreted as meaning "high in status, magnificent". Bardia or Bardiya was the younger son of Cyrus II "the Great".
BarsineبرسينfAncient Persian, Persian Means "clover" in Persian. This name was borne by a mistress of Alexander the Great (daughter of Artabazus) and also by one of his wives (Barsine-Stateira, daughter of King Darius III).
BigthanmAncient Persian From the Persian name meaning "God's gift". In the Old Testament this is the name of an eunuch in service of the Persian king Xerxes. Mordecai rested in the courtyard one day and overheard Bigthan, along with Teresh, plotting to kill the king... [more]
CamissaresmAncient Persian (Latinized), History Latinized form of Kamisares (also spelled Kamissares), which is the hellenized form of an ancient Persian male name. Its meaning is currently unknown to me. This was the name of an Achaemenid satrap from the 4th century BC.
CyaxaresmAncient Persian (Latinized), History Latinized form of Kyaxares, which is the hellenized form of the Old Persian male name Hvakhshathra or Uvakhšatara. The meaning of the name is uncertain. This was the name of a Median king from the 6th century BC.
DatafarnahmAncient Persian The first element of this name is derived from Old Persian dāta, which can mean "law" but also "gave, given" (as past tenses of the verb dadātuv "to give, to put"). The second element of this name is derived from Old Persian farnah "glory, splendour, fortune"... [more]
GubazesmAncient Persian (Latinized), History Latinized form of Greek Γουβάζης (Goubázēs) or Γωβάζης (Gōbázēs), which itself is the hellenized form of an ancient Persian compound name. The original Persian form of the name is unclear, as is its meaning... [more]
HaxāmanišmAncient Persian Derived from Old Persian haxā "friend" combined with Old Persian manah "mind, thinking power".
JobiasfAncient Persian (Latinized) According to the Passion of St. Marcellus, Iobia or Jobias was a daughter of the Persian king Sapor (Shapur II, tenth king of the Sasanian Empire). Saint Cyriacus is credited with exorcising a demon from Jobias and Artemia, daughter of Emperor Diocletian... [more]
KhosraumAncient Persian Common variant form (or variant transcription) of the Middle Persian name Husraw (also found written as Husrav), which is the Middle Persian form of the Avestan name Husravah (also found written as Haosravah and Husrava)... [more]
KiandokhtکیاندختfAncient Persian (Archaic) Its an ancient name for females.Related to males name #kian .it's a persian and also rare name even there.but a beautiful name.Kianian was the name of an ancient kingdom thus it means king somehow.
Manuمانوf & mAncient Persian Ancient Persian name that means “heaven”, can also mean “heart desiring”. It is a beautiful name that is also famous in the Latin as well as in the French. There is also a history of a God named Manu in the Sanskrit who is known to be the first man... [more]
ManuchehrمنوچهرmAncient Persian, Persian Meaning heaven's face. It consists of two parts Manu (Manou) which means heaven in old Persian language and Chehr which means face.
MihrabmAncient Persian Derived from Middle Persian mihr meaning "sun" combined with Middle Persian āb meaning "water". As such, one could say that the meaning of this name is roughly "sun in the water" (in reference to the reflection of sunlight in the water)... [more]
NaudarmAncient Persian Ancient Persian form of the Avestan name Naotara or Nautara, which most likely means "younger, newer" and is derived from Avestan nauua or nava meaning "new, fresh". It is also possible that the name is ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-Iranian nutára "quick", thus giving the name the overall meaning of "the quick one".
OrophernesmAncient Persian (Hellenized), History Hellenized form of an ancient Persian name, which must have consisted of two elements. The first element is still unknown to me, but the second element must probably have been derived from Old Persian farnah "glory, splendour, fortune"... [more]
OrsabarisfHistory, Ancient Persian (Hellenized, ?) Allegedly the Greek form of a Persian name meaning "brilliant Venus". This was the name of a 1st-century BC princess of Pontus, a state founded by the Persian Mithridatic dynasty, of which Orsabaris was a member as the youngest daughter of Mithridates VI.
OtanesmAncient Persian (Hellenized), History Hellenized form of Utāna, an ancient Persian male name that I don't know the meaning of yet. This name was borne by one of the seven Persian noblemen that helped Darius the Great come to power.
OxartesmAncient Persian (Hellenized) Hellenized form of the Old Persian male name Vaxš-ard, which is a variant form of Vaxšuvarda (also seen spelled as Vakhshuvarda). As such, this name is basically a variant form of Oxyartes - please click on the link of that name for more information.
OxathresmAncient Persian (Hellenized), History Hellenized form of the Ghata Avestan male name Huxšathra, which is said to be a distinct Zoroastrian name. It is probably related to Old Persian Vaxšuvadarva (see Oxyartes), which is why Oxathres (and its variant form Oxyathres) are often confused with Oxyartes (and its variant form Oxartes)... [more]
OxyartesmAncient Persian (Hellenized), History Hellenized form of the Old Persian male name Vaxšuvarda (also seen spelled as Vakhshuvarda), which was derived from older Persian Vaxšuvadarva. At the moment, it is still unknown to me what the original meaning of this name was in Persian... [more]
PhaidymefAncient Persian (Hellenized) Hellenized form of an unidentified Old Persian name. According to Herodotus this was borne by the daughter of Otanes who in turn married Сambyses, False Smerdis (real name: Gaumata) and Darius.
PouriaپوریاmAncient Persian, Persian A name with Avestic root Pouruyô, meaning "first; foremost; most ancient." The name Pouria is commonly associated with 13-14th century CE Iranian philosopher and pahlevan martial artist Pouria-ye-Vali.
Quhyarکوه یارmAncient Persian Was the last ruler of the Karenid dynasty (in modern Iran), ruling briefly in 839 until his assassination.
Royintanm & fAncient Persian Transferred use of the surname Royintan. It is a Persian origin surname (رویین تن) pronounced (Royen(strong)+Tan(body/person),defining immortality, Supernatural forces have made certain individuals invincible and invulnerable, In Persian Mythology Royintan is an epithet of Prince ESFANDIAR from 11th-century epic poem Shahnameh written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi.
SasanساسانmAncient Persian, Persian Sasan is considered the eponymous ancestor of the Sasanian Dynasty (ruled 224-651) in Persia, was "a great warrior and hunter" and a Zoroastrian high priest in Pars. He lived some time near the fall of the Arsacid (Parthian) Empire in the early 3rd century CE.
StateiraاستاتیرایfAncient Persian (Hellenized), History Allegedly means "creation of the stars", in which case it would be related to Persian sitareh "star". This was probably the usual name of Alexander the Great's second wife, a daughter of the Persian king Darius III, formally named Barsine... [more]
TiridatamAncient Persian Derived from the name of the Persian god Tiri combined with Old Persian dāta, which can mean "law" but also "gave, given" (as past tenses of the verb dadātuv "to give, to put" - also compare Middle Persian dādan "to give")... [more]
VarazdatmAncient Persian, Armenian, History Derived from Middle Persian warāz meaning "boar" combined with Middle Persian dādan "to give". For the latter element, also compare Old Persian dāta, which can mean "law" but also "gift" as well as "gave, given" (as past tenses of the verb dadātuv "to give, to put")... [more]
VidarnamAncient Persian Apparently means "the ripper", derived from the Old Persian verb darīdan "to rip up, to tear up".