AfrasiabافراسیابmPersian 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'.
AhuranifNear 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]
AllatumfPersian Mythology The goddess of the underworld in early Iranian mythology. She is believed to be of Mesopotamian origin (Ellat).
ArenavachifPersian Mythology Avestan name which probably means "she who speaks the injustice (to denounce it)" (from arəna "injustice" and vak-, ouuāč-ī "speaking" or perhaps "word"). In Persian mythology this name belonged to a daughter (or sister) of King Jamshid... [more]
ArzhangارژنگmPersian, 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'.
AshifPersian 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.
BarzinmPersian 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
DaenafPersian 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]
DrvaspafPersian Mythology The name of a Zoroastrian goddess whose name means "with solid horses". Her role in ancient religion is unknown.
EsfandiarاسفندیارmPersian, 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]
FaramarzفرامرزmPersian 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.
FarangisفَرَنگیسfPersian, 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.
GarsivazگَرسیوَزmPersian 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]
HoushangهوشنگmPersian 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]
JehجهیfPersian 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.
KashvadکشوادmPersian 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.
LohraspلهراسپmPersian, Persian Mythology, Literature Persian form of the Avestan compound name Aurvataspa or Arvataspa, 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]
MazdakmPersian, 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.
Niyazنیازf & mPersian, 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]
PanteaپانتهآfPersian, 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.
Riraری راfPersian 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]
RoyintanرویینتنmPersian, 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]
SadwesfPersian Mythology Meaning unknown. Sadwes was the Ancient Persian goddess of rain, hail, thunder, lightning and storms.
SassanساسانmPersian 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.
SimurgسیمرغfPersian, 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).
Spenta ArmaitifPersian Mythology A Zoroastrian divinity, one of the six creative or divine manifestations of Wisdom and Ahura Mazda. Her name means "creative harmony", although she was later associated with religious devotion... [more]
TirimPersian Mythology With Tirya 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]
TishtryamNear 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".
Zahhakضحّاک, ذهّاکmPersian 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.
ZurvanزروانmPersian 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.