Persian Mythology Submitted Names

These names 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.
Aban m Persian Mythology, Persian
Means "October" in Persian. In Persian mythology, this is also the name of the Angel of October.
Abtin آبتین m Persian Mythology
The name of a character in the 11th-century Persian epic 'Shahnameh', the father of Fereydoun.
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'.
Ahura f Near Eastern Mythology, Persian Mythology
Referring to either the creator god Ahura Mazda or the various other ahuras of the Avesta. Meaning, "lord" or "spirit."
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-, ouuāč-ī "speaking" or perhaps "word"). In Persian mythology this name belonged to a daughter (or sister) of King Jamshid... [more]
Arshtat f Persian Mythology, Popular Culture
Older, Avestan form of Ashtad, derived from the Avestan word for "justice". In Zoroastrianism, Arshtat was a Yazata (angel) who personified justice and rectitude.... [more]
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]
Dastan داستان m Persian Mythology, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "story, legend" in Persian. This is another name for Zal, a character in the Shahnameh epic.
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]
Giv گيو‎ m Persian, Persian Mythology
A character in the Shahnameh
Homa هما f Persian, Persian Mythology
The name of a griffin- or phoenix-like bird in Iranian mythology and Sufi tradition.
Hooshang هوشنگ m Persian Mythology, Persian
Alternate transcription of Houshang.
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]
Hushang هوشنگ m Persian Mythology, Persian
Alternate transcription of Houshang.
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.
Keyumars کیومرث m Persian, Persian Mythology, Tajik, Afghani
Derived from Avestan gaya meaning "life" and marətan meaning "mortal, human being".
Lohrasp لهراسپ m Persian, 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]
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.
Mihrimah f Persian, Persian Mythology, Ottoman Turkish, Turkish, Urdu
Means "sun and moon" in Farsi from the word مهر (mehr) meaning "sun" and ماه (mah) meaning "moon".... [more]
Milad میلاد m Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Mithridates. This is the name of a hero in the epic Shahnameh.
Nariman نریمان m Persian Mythology, Persian, Georgian (Rare), Kazakh, Kumyk, Lezgin, Tatar
From the Avestan name Nairemanah which meant "manly mind" or "heroic minded", derived Avestan from nairiia meaning "heroic, manly" and manah meaning "mind, thought".... [more]
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.
Ram رام m Avestan, Persian Mythology
In the Zoroastrianism Ram is the angel (yazata) presiding over joy and felicity.
Raman رامان m Persian Mythology, Persian
Derived from Avestan rama meaning "peace", of which the Pahlavi (i.e. Middle Persian) equivalent is ram (see Ramin).... [more]
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]
Rudabeh رودابه f Persian Mythology, Pakistani (Rare), Indian (Rare), Bengali (Rare)
Derived from the Persian noun رود (rud) meaning "river, torrent" combined with the Persian noun آب (ab) meaning "water".... [more]
Rueen m Persian Mythology, English
The Book of Kings ... [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.
Sepehr سپهر m Persian Mythology, Persian
Means "sky" or "heaven" in Persian.
Shafagh f Persian Mythology
Means "twilight" in Persian.
Siamak سيامک‎ m Persian, Persian Mythology
Siāmak is a character in 'Shahnameh', the national epic of Greater Iran. It possibly means "dear black-headed boy" from the Persian word سیاه (siāh) meaning "black" combined with مو (moo) meaning "hair" and the endearment suffix -ak.
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).
Spenta Armaiti f Persian 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]
Tiri m Persian 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]
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.