occur in the mythologies
and legends of Persia, specifically Zoroastrianism.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AFRASIAB افراسیاب m Persian Mythology, Pashto (Rare)
Possibly means “fearsome” from Middle Persian plʾsy̲d̲ʾp̄
. In Persian mythology, Afrasiab was the mythical king of Turan (a region in Central Asia). He was the main antagonist of the epic poem 'Shahnameh'.
AHURANI f Near Eastern Mythology, Persian Mythology
Means "she who belongs to Ahura" in Avestan, from the name AHURA
, referring to either the creator god Ahura Mazda or the various other ahuras of the Avesta, combined with the feminine suffix -ani
meaning "companion, wife, mate"... [more]
ALLATUM f Persian Mythology
The goddess of the underworld in early Iranian mythology. She is believed to be of Mesopotamian origin (Ellat).
ARENAVACHI f Persian Mythology
Avestan name which probably means "she who speaks the injustice (to denounce it)" (from arəna
"injustice" and vak-
"speaking" or perhaps "word"). In Persian mythology this name belonged to a daughter (or sister) of King JAMSHID
ARZHANG ارژنگ m Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly derived from Persian جنگ (jang)
meaning "war" or رنگ (rang)
meaning "colour". This is the name of a character in the Persian epic 'Shahnameh'.
ASHI f Persian Mythology
Means "that which is attained" in Avestan, from the root ar
- "to allot". In Zoroastrianism this was the personification of reward, recompense, and capricious luck.
BARZIN m Persian Mythology
Name of one of the commanders of the Sassanian kingdom in ancient Iran and It means a nobleman sitting on a horse's saddle
DAENA f Persian Mythology
The name of a Zoroastrian divinity, taken from the Gathic Avestan daēnā
or Sanskrit dhénā
and is variously translated as "conscience", "religion", "understanding" or "that which is observed"... [more]
DRVASPA f Persian Mythology
The name of a Zoroastrian goddess whose name means "with solid horses". Her role in ancient religion is unknown.
ESFANDIAR اسفندیار m Persian, Persian Mythology, Literature
Modern Persian form of Sepandiar
, which was the early New Persian form of the Middle Persian name Spandadat
. The latter name ultimately comes from the Avestan name Spentodata
, which means "given by (the) holy"... [more]
FARAMARZ فرامرز m Persian Mythology, Persian
Means "one who forgives" from Persian آمرزیدن (âmorzidan)
meaning "to forgive". This is the name of a hero in the Persian epic Shahnameh
FARANGIS فَرَنگیس f Persian, Persian Mythology
This is the name of a female character in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'. Farangis is the wife of Siavash and mother of Kay Khosrow.
GARSIVAZ گَرسیوَز m Persian Mythology
Derived from the Avestan name Keresavazdah
, of which the first element is derived from Avestan kərəsa
meaning "having meager". The second element is derived from Avestan vazdah
meaning "fat, fatness, fattiness, solidity", which itself is derived from Iranian *vazd-ah-
meaning "animal fat, grease" - ultimately from the Iranian base vazd-
meaning "to nourish" or "nourishment"... [more]
HOUSHANG هوشنگ m Persian Mythology, Persian
From the Avestan name Haoshyangha
possibly meaning "good choice" or "wise choice", from Proto-Iranian hu
meaning "good, well" or Middle Persian ōš
meaning "intelligence, wisdom" and a second uncertain element šyah
perhaps meaning "selecting, deciding"... [more]
JEH جهی f Persian Mythology
Possibly derived from the Arabic verb جَاءَ (ja'a)
meaning "to come, to bring". In Zoroastrianism, Jeh is the consort of AHRIMAN
, and is a demon of lasciviousness who is associated with the menstrual cycle, improper behaviour and the defilement of women.
KASHVAD کشواد m Persian Mythology
Means "vigilant leader" from Proto-Iranian kas-
meaning "observing, seeing" and -vada
meaning "to lead". This is the name of a mythical hero mentioned in the Shahnameh
LOHRASP لهراسپ m Persian, Persian Mythology, Literature
Persian form of the Avestan compound name Aurvataspa
, which consists of Avestan aurva
meaning "swift" and Avestan aspa
meaning "horse". As such, the meaning of this name is basically "swift horse" or "one who has a swift horse".... [more]
MAZDAK m Persian, Persian Mythology
Mazdak is a name derived from the Zorastrian religion. Aura Mazda was the Fire God, I believe. Mazdak is a great mythological name and is used today in the Farsi language by the Persians/Iranians. It is a name with thousands of years of history.
NIYAZ نیاز f & m Persian, Persian Mythology, Kyrgyz
Derived from the Persian noun نیاز (niyaz)
meaning "need, necessity, requirement" as well as "desire, wish". In Zoroastrianism, Niyaz is the name of a demon.... [more]
PANTEA پانتهآ f Persian, Persian Mythology (?), History (?)
Persian form of PANTHEA
. Pantea Arteshbod was a 6th-century BC Persian commander during the reign of Cyrus the Great. She was said to be the most beautiful woman in Asia, so she wore a mask during battle to stop men from falling in love with her.
RIRA ری را f Persian Mythology
If spell separately in Persian (Farsi), Rira is the name of the woman in Persian mythology who brings beauty to the jungles of north of Iran. It is also attributed to a spacial rain that does so too... [more]
ROYINTAN رویینتن m Persian, Persian Mythology, Literature
Means "one who has a body of brass", derived from the Middle Persian adjective rōyēn
meaning "brazen" (ultimately from rōy
meaning "brass, copper") combined with the Middle Persian noun tan
meaning "body, person".... [more]
SADWES f Persian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Sadwes was the Ancient Persian goddess of rain, hail, thunder, lightning and storms.
SASSAN ساسان m Persian Mythology
Considered the eponymous ancestor of the Sasanians, was "a great warrior and hunter" and a Zoroastrian high priest in Fars and living sometime near the fall of the Arsacid Empire.
SIMURG سیمرغ f Persian, Persian Mythology
From the name of a monstrous bird in Persian mythology, derived from Pahlavi sin
"eagle" and murgh
"bird". In the 11th-century epic the 'Shahnameh', Simorğ was a mighty bird who nursed the infant Zāl (father of Rostam).
TIRI m Persian Mythology
apparently being the original form, Tiri (later simply Tir
) is the name of a popular Persian astral god. His name apparently means "the swift one" or "he who moves swiftly"... [more]
TISHTRYA m Near Eastern Mythology, Persian Mythology
This was the name of a Zoroastrian deity, who at first was responsible for bringing rainfall and fertility, but later became an astral deity that was associated with what is now the star Sirius. The name may have been derived from Avestan tištriia
, which in turn came from púṣiya
(via dissimilation) "he who makes prosper" or from Indo-European tri-str-o-m
"group of three stars".
ZAHHAK ضحّاک, ذهّاک m Persian Mythology
Means "he who owns ten thousands of horses". Zahhak was an evil emperor in Persian Mythology who was revolted against by the blacksmith KAVEH
ZURVAN زروان m Persian Mythology
The primordial god in Persian religion, and the god of infinite time and space. Zurvan is the father of the good god Ahura Mazda and the evil god Angra Mainyu.