Names of boys

Names of boys:

ABADAN: Prosperous

ABADARD: One who possesses prosperity

ABADI: Prosperity

ABARJA: Most strenuous

ABTUM: Creator of the plentiful waters

ADAR: Fire; name of an angel. Av. Atar, Pahl. Atur

ADARBAD: Protector of fire; name of a saint

ADARBAHRAM: Fire of success, victory

ADARBURZIN: Fire of exaltation; name of son of hero Framroz; shortened form of Adarburzinmeher

ADARBURZINMEHER: Fire of exalted love and affection; the third sacred fire of Sassanian Iran, that of husbandmen

ADARFIROZ: Fire of victory

ADARFRA: Fire of glory

ADARGUSHNASP: Fire dedicated to a war stallion; the second sacred fire of Sassanian Iran, that of warriors; an emblem of military strength


ADARHOSHANG: Fire of knowledge and intelligence


ADARKHORDAD: Fire of glory

ADARKHURSHID: Fire of the sun

ADARMAH: Month of Adar

ADARMARD: A man of power

ADARPADYAVAND: Fire of power

ADARVAN: Fire protector

ADEL: Just

ADRO: Most righteous

ADVI: Needing no protection

AFIVEH: Extremely good


AHUMSTUT: One who prays the Ahu(nvar) i.e. Yatha Ahu Vairyo

AHUN: Of God, pertaining to God

AIRYAMAN: Noble mind, name of an angel

AMARDAD: Immortality; Av. Ameretat; Pahl. Amurdad

AMAVAND: Powerful, strong

ANAOSHAK: Immortal

ANOSH: Immortal; elixir

ANOSHIRUVAN: Having an immortal soul

AORANG: Glory, honor

AOSHNAR: A man of intellect; Av. Aoshanara

ARASH: Truthfulness; righteousness; name of a famous archer of ancient Iran; Av. Erekhsha: Pahl. Arish

ARASTI: Adorned; name of Zarathushtra’s uncle; father of Mediomah

ARAWAOSTRA: Possessing a white stallion

ARDAFRAVASH: Holy guardian spirit

ARDAKHOREH: Having holy lustre

ARDASHIR: Righteous ruler; Pahl. form of Av. Aretakhshathra

ARDAVIRAF: Holy resplendent hero


ARDVAN: Protector of holiness

ARMIN: A dweller of the garden of Eden; son of King Kobad

ARSHAK: Straightforward

ARSHAMA: Having the might of a hero


ARSHAVIR: Righteous hero

ARSHIS: Blessing

ARTA: Righteous

ARTAFARNIS: Havng holy glory

ARTAVARDIYA: Doer of justice, name of one of Darius’ generals

ARTAWAHISHTA, ARDWAHISHT: Best holiness; one of the seven Amahraspands meaning archangels; Av. Asha Vahishta

ARVAND: Swift; brave, courageous; name of a mountain in old Iran; Av. Aurvant

ARYABURZIN: Exalted Iranian

ARYAMEHER: Aryan sun; sun amongst the Aryans

ARZANI: Worthy

ASDIN: Hope of religion

ASFANDIAR: Created by the holy spirit

ASHAVAHISHT: Best righteousness


ASHTAD: Rectitude; name of an angel

ASPANDAD: Bountiful humility, earth; name of an angel

ASPANDYAR: Bountiful friend; Av. Spentodator meaning bountiful

ASPANTAMAN: White one; family name of Zarathushtra. Av. Spitama

ASRAT: Third; Av. Thrita; father of hero Kersasp of the Sama family

ASTOH: Unconquerable

ATARS: Undaunted

ATBIN: Of water; name of the father of King Faridoon; Av. Athvyan

ATHRINA: Pertaining to fire

AURASHASPA: Possessing swift camels

AURVATASP: One having swift horses; name of the father of Vishtaspa

AYANGHAT: Made of iron

AZAD: Noble

AZADAFROZ: Shining nobly

AZADCHEHR: Of noble appearance

AZADMARD: Noble man

AZADSARV: Noble cypress

AZARKEVAN: Fire of Saturn; name of a famous dastur

AZARMIG: Endearing, honored, respected

AZARZUSHNES: Fire-like potency

AZMAN: Infinite

BABAK: Diminutive of father in Pers. Ancestor of Sassanian King Ardashir; Pahl. Papak

BAGHODAT: Created by God

BAHADUR: Valiant

BAHMAN: Good mind

BAHMANYAR: Having a friend with a good mind

BAHMARD: Good man

BAHRAM: Victorious; name of an angel. Av. Verethraghna

BAHRAMCHOBIN: Having a victorious club; name of a celebrated Iranian general

BAHRAMDAD: Created by victory

BAHRAMGOR: Sassanian King Bahram, famous for extraordinary skill in shooting gor i.e. wild ass

BAHRAMIAN: Descended from the family of Bahram

BAKHTAFRID: Blessed by fortune

BAKHTAFRIT: Blessed by fortune

BAKHTYAR: Friend of fortune

BALASH: Name of a king; another form of Valakhsh



BAMSHAD: Pleasant dawn


BARAZ: Exalted


BARMAN: High minded

BARZU, BURJOR: Exalted: Av. Berezat, name of an angel; name of grandson of hero Rustam

BASTAVAR, BASTUR: Name of a famous hero; Av. Bastavairi one who wears a tight armor round his chest; name of Zarir’s son and King Gushtasp’s nephew

BEHBUD: Good leader

BEHRUZ: Good day

BEHZAD: Born of good family




BEZAN: Name of the son of Banugushnasp the brave daughter of hero Rustam



BOKHTAR: Redeemer, saviour

BOKHTAR: Reliever of all troubles

BORJIS: Exaltation

BUNDAR: With a noble lineage

BURZAFRAH: Having exalted glory

BURZAFRID: One who is exalted

BURZASP: Having tall stallions

BURZIN: Exalted

BURZINCHEHER: With an exalted face

BURZINKURUSH: Exalted sun, name of a teacher of Zarathushtra

BURZINMEHER, BUZARGMEHER: Exalted love, great friendship

CHAKHRAVAT: Having a chariot

CHAXSHNUSH: Rejoicing; name of Zarathushtra’s ancestor

CHEHERAZAD: Of noble countenance

CHUBIN: Having a wooden mace, club, or bat; nickname of the famous General Bahram of King Khusru Parvez who used a wooden club

DAD: Law, justice; name of a pious dastur

Dadabhai, Dadi*

DADAFARIN: Created by justice

DADAR: Creator

DADBANDAD: Law-conforming

DADBURZIN: Exalted by law

DADFARUK: Shining by law

DADFIRUZ: Victorious by law


DADMEHER: Just law

DAENOVAJANGH: Religious force


DANESHVAR: Possessing knowledge, learned

DARA, DARAB, DARABSHAH, DARASHAH: Name of a king, shah being an honorific


DARAYUS, DARIUS, DARYUS: Possessing goodness; Cun. Darayavahu. name of the famous Achaemenian king

DARAZDAST: Long-handed; King Artaxerxes Longimanus was thus called

DASTAN: Strong, powerful; another name for Zal, father of Rustam

DAVRAMESHI: Having stout sheep

DEHMEHER: Friend of village

DELAFRUZ: Kindler of the heart

DELAWAR: Liberal, charitable

DELIR: Brave

DELSUZ: Sympathetic

Dhanjibhai, Dhanjisha*

DINPANAH: Having protection of the religion


DINSHAH: Lord of religion

DINYAR: Friend of religion

DIVBAND: Binder of demons



DRAVASP: Having healthy horses; name of an angel to whom Yasht IX (Gosh) is dedicated


EMET: Hope

ERACH: Noble: name of the youngest son of King Faridoon

Erachji, Erachsha

EREZWAND, EREZWA: Righteous, holy


FARAVINDAD: Obtaining glory

FARDAD: Endowed with splendor


FAREDUN, FARIDOON: Pahl. Fretan; Av. Thraeraona meaning thrice strong: famous king of Iran, who killed Zohak

FARHAD: Cutter of stones; name of an Iranian who, to win his beloved Queen Shirin, dug through an immense mountain

FARIBURZ: Exalted glory

FARKHAN, FARKHANEH: Behaving with propriety

FARNBAG: God’s glory: the first sacred Fire of Sassanian Iran, that of priests and noblemen

FARROKH: Auspicious, blessed, happy

FARROKHAN: Glorious, having glory

FARROKHBAKHSH: Bestower of joy, happiness

FARROKHBONDAD: Having a happy family

FARROKHHORMAZD: Prosperous Ohrmazd

FARROKHMARD: Happy, prosperous man

FARROKHNEZAD: Of blessed purity


FARROKHZAD, FARKHOZAD: Auspiciously born

FARSAK: Father of all progress

FARUD: Descent; name of the brother of King Kay-Khosraw

FARZAN: Wise, learned

FEROZGAR: The triumphant

FIRDOUS: Paradise

FIRDOUSI: Belonging to Paradise; nom de plume of the greatest poet of Iran

Firozji, Firozsha

FRAHIMRAWA: Exalted soul

FRAHISRVA: Celebrated

FRAMARZ, FARAMROZE: Merciful: name of the son of hero Rustam. His exploits are narrated in Borzu Nameh and Framarz Nameh

Framji, Framroz

FRASHAOSHTRA: Having useful camels; name of a believer; brother of Jamasp, of the Hvogva family

FRASHAVARD: Name of a son of King Gushtasp killed in battle with Arjasp Av. Frash-ham-vareta

FRAVAK: Forthright speaker; name of the father of King Hoshang and son of Siamak

FREORTIS: Farvardin; name of the first month

GAODHASTI: One who maintains animals

GASHTAHAM: Very strong; name of the valiant son of King Naodar

GAUBRUVA: Cun. name of a Persian companion of Darius

GAVE, GEV: Name of the son of Gudarz, and the husband of Banugushnasp, the brave daughter of Rustam

GAYOMARD: Mortal life; name of the progenitor of the Aryans

GELSHAH: King of the earth; another name of Gayomard

GERAMIG: Dear; treasured; name of one of the generals of King Gushtasp


GIRA: Supreme control

GOBERU: Cattle nourisher; name of the Zoroastrian ruling dynasty of Tabaristan


GORAZE: One who organizes; Av. Varaze, name of an Iranian hero; brother of King Gushtasp

GOSHNJAM: Powerful river Jam; name of the father of Dastur Manushchehr

GOVAD: Name of an angel presiding over wind; name of 22nd day of each month

GUDARZ, GODREJ: Father of Gev, a wise counsellor at the court of Iran

GUSHNASP: Possessing a stallion

GUSHTAHM: Of a strong family

GUSHTASP: Having a ready horse; Av. Vishtaspa. Greek Hystaspis; Kayanian patron king of Zarathushtra


HABUB: Having good animals or cows: Av. Hvogva, family name of Jamasp

HAECHATASPA: One who sprinkles water on horses; fourth ancestor of Zarathushtra: family name of Zarathushtra

HAFTANBAD: Made prosperous by seven Archangels or planets (?)

HAKHAMANISH: Friendly mind: name of the fifth ancestor of Darius the Great, after whom the Achaemenian dynasty was named

HARDAR: Eighth linear ancestor of Zarathushtra

HARDARASHNA: Seventh ancestor of Zarathushtra


Hirji, Hirjibhai*

HOM: Name of an angel; name of a sacred medicinal plant

HOMA: Name of a bird of Iran

HOMFRASHMI: Foremost Hom; name of a pious man who caught Afrasiab in his noose and handed him over to Kay-Khosraw


HOMYAR: Friend of the angel Hom


HORMAZD: Av. Ahura Mazda. Phl. Ohrmazd, Omniscient Lord of Existence

HORMAZDAD: Created by Ohrmazd

HORMAZDYAR: Friend of Ohrmazd

HOSH: Intelligence

HOSHANG: Knowledge and intelligence; Av. Haoshyangha. name of a Pishdadian klng

HOSHEDAR, AUSHEDAR, USHEDAR: One who increases holiness; name of a future saviour

HOSHEDARMAH, AUSHEDAR-MAH, USHEDARMAH: One who increases reverence; name of another future saviour

HOSHYAR: Clever; name of a learned mobed, disciple of Dastur Azar Kaiwan

HUAFRID: Well-created name of a king and his dynasty who ruled after the Kayanians

HUAFRITA: Well-loved

HUCHITHRA: Having good origin

HUKHSHTHRA: Good ruler

HUSRAV: Of good fame

HUTAN: Well-bodied

HUVASPA: Having good horses

HUZVAK: Good speaker

HVARECHAESHMAN: Having eyes like the sun

HVARECHITHRA: Originated from the sun; Av. name of the second son of Zarathushtra

IRANSHAH: King of Iran. used today for the holiest Fire enthroned at Udvada

ISATVASTRA: Voluntary agriculturist Av. name of eldest son of Zarathushtra

ISHVAT: Desired

IZAD, YAZAD: God; angel. Av. Yazata

IZADYAR: Friend of God

JAHAN: World

JAHANABAD: One who makes the world prosper

JAHANBAX: Bestower of the world; son of hero Framarz

JAHANDAR: Keeper of the world

JAHANGIR: Conqueror of the world

JAHANJUY: Seeker of the world

JAHANMARD: Man of the world

JAHANSHAH: King of the world

JAHANSUZ: Burner of the world; name of hero Barzu’s son


JAMASP: Possessor of sturdy horses; name of a minister of King Gushtasp who was the husband of Pouruchisti, youngest daughter of Zarathushtra


JAMSHED: The shining river Jam; Av. Yima Khshaeta, famous Pishdadian king


JAMSHIR: Son of King Khosraw Parviz who ruled for a brief period

JANAFRUZ: One who cheers, kindles life

JANDAL: Name of a wise counsellor of King Faridoon, sent to the court of Yaman

JANGI: Warlike; brave

JAVANMARD: Young man

JAVIDAN: Etemal. perpetual; name of the father of Ardashir, a signatory to the letter of the Zoroastrians of Khorasan to the Parsis, dated 880 A.Y.





KAI, KAY: Royal



KAIKOBAD: Name of founder of Kayanian dynasty; Av. Kavi Kavata friend of royalty

KAMBUJIYA, KABUJIVA: (OP) Gk. Cambyses, the son of Cyrus the Great

KAMDELE: Desire of the heart

KAMRAN: Successful in every undertaking; name of a learned Zoroastrian of Shiraz

KAMUS: Family name of Eshkabus, killed by Rustam with one arrow

KARAN: Active, efficient

KARlMAN: Name of a son of hero Barzu

KAUS, KAVAS: Name of a believer; Av. Kavay; his Farohar is invoked in Farvardin Yasht

KAVANNUSH: Kingly nectar; name of a brother of King Faridoon

Kavasji, or Kavasha

KAVAY: Royal dynasty

KAVEH: The famous smith of Isfahan who defeated the usurper Zohak and established Faridoon on the throne of Iran

KAYAN: Name of the dynasty founded by Kaikobad

KAYANSHAH: King of the Kayanian dynasty.

KAYARAX: Ancestor of King Kay-Khosraw

KAYARMIN: Name of a son of King Kaikobad; Av. Kavi Arshna

KAYGUSHTASP, KAYVISHTASP: The Kayanian King Gushtasp, patron of Zarathushtra; Av. Kavi Vishtaspa

KAYKAUS: Name of son of King Kaikobad; Av. Kavi Usadhan

KAYKHUSRU, KAY-KHOSRAW: Of good fame; name of a Kayanian king

KAYLOHRASP: Father of King Gushtasp; Av. Aurvataspa, swift horsed

KAYNASHNIN: Successor to royalty

KAYOMARS: Mortal life; another form of Gayomard

KAYPASSEN: A son of King Kaikobad; Av. Kavi Pisina

KAYRAS: Name of a son of King Kaikobad

KAYZAD: Born of royalty; of the Kayanian family

KERBAD: An Iranian hero


KERFEGAR: One who recognizes all merit

KERMANSHAH: A hero king

KERSASP: Having lean horses; the celebrated Pishdadian hero

KESHWAD: Son of Karan; name of a general of King Minochehr

KEVAN: Saturn


KHARAD: Wisdom; Av. Khratu; Pahl. Khrat; Pers. Khirad


KHAVAR: Creator of all favors


KHOJASTEH: Auspicious

KHORDAD: Created by glory or grace

KHOREHOMAND: Surrounded by a halo, possessing grace

KHORRAM: Delightful, happy

KHORUSHASP: Having pleasant horses

KHOSRAV, KHUSRU: Of good fame; Av. Husrava; king; (compare ‘Caesar’, ‘Czar’)

KHUBCHEHR: Having a fine face

KHUBRUY: With a good face

KHUBYAR: Having a good friend

KHUDABANDEH: Servant of God

KHUDABAX: Gift from God

KHUDADAD: Created by God


KHUDAMORAD: Desire of God

KHUDAPARASHT: God’s devotee

KHUDARAM: Joy of God

KHUDAVAND: King of the Universe


KHUDAYAD: Memory of God

KHUDAYAR: Friend of God

KHUFIRUZ: With good victory

KHURDAD: Perfection; Name of an Archangel, Av. Haurvatat; name of the sixth day and the third month

KHURSAND: Contented, happy

KHURSHID, KHWARSHED: Sun, Av. Hvare Khshaeta, ‘shining sun’

KHURSHIDCHEHR: With a face like the sun; name of Zarathushtra’s son; Av. Hvarechithra

KHUSHCHEHR: Having pleasing features

KHUSHMANISH: Having a good heart

KHUSHMASTA: Extremely joyous

KHUSHNAVAZ: Sweet comforter

KHUSHROD: Pleasant river

KOBAD: Name of father of Khusru the Just

KURUSH: (OP) Far sighted; Cun. name of Achaemenian King, Gk. Cyrus the Great



Limji, Limjibhai*

LOHRASP: Father of King Gushtasp; Av. Aurvataspa, ‘having swift horses’

MAHBURZIN: Exalted moon

MAHDAT: Created by the moon

MAHMEHER: The moon and the sun; the month of Mihr

MAHNAHID: The moon and Saturn

MAHRASPAND: Holy Word; name of an angel; name of the 29th day of the month

MAHRUY: Moon faced

MAHVANDAD: Having reached the moon; name of a commentator on the Pahlavi Vendidad

MAHVIR: Moon hero

MAHYAR: One whose friend is the moon

Manakji, Manaksha*

Mancherji, or Manchersha

MANUSH: Intelligence

MANUSHKHUNARF, MANUSHKHURNER: ‘Hero of the heavenly sun’; an ancestor of Zarathushtra; name of the father of the Pishdadian King Minochehr

MARDAN, MARDANSHAH: King of men: name of a nephew and son-in-law of Darius I

MARDBUD: Chief amongst men


MARZBAN: Governor of the frontier; margrave

MEDIOMAH: Middle of the month; cousin and first disciple of Zarathushtra: Av. Maidyoi maongha

MEHBAZU: Arm of the angel Mihr

MEHBUD: Chief of a country; name of a trusted relative of King Kobad

MEHER, MIHR: Av. Mithra, the sun; love, friendship; pact, contract, bond; name of an angel; name of the 16th day and seventh month

MEHERAB: Lustre of friendship; name of a king of Kabul who was the father of Rudabeh, mother of Rustam

MEHERABAD: Made prosperous by Mihr; city of Mihr

MEHERAFSHAN: Devoted in love

MEHERAK: Like Mihr; name of a hero, the father-in-law of King Shapur I

MEHERAN: Name of the head of one of the seven illustrious Sassanian families

MEHERASP: ‘Friendly horse’; name of a chamberlain of King Xerxes


MEHERBAN, MEHERWAN: Kind, friendly; name of a noted scribe

MEHERBURZIN: Exalted Mihr; name of a son of Farhad

MEHERDAD: Created, given by Mihr; Cun. Mithradata

MEHERNARSEH: Name of the prime minister of King Behram V, also known as Behram Gor

MEHERNOSH: Immortal Mihr

MEHEROJ, MEHERUZ: Day of light and love

MEHERSAN: Looking like Mihr

MEHERYAR: Friend of love

MEHERZAD: Born of the sun



MINOCHEHR: Of spiritual or heavenly appearance; born of a heroic family; name of a Pishdadian king : Av. Manushchithra

MINOO: Spiritual, heavenly, divine

MOHOR: Moon; Av. Mah; name of the 12th day of the month



MURDAD: Immortality; later form of Amardad


NADIR: Excellent

NAMDAR: Keeper of the illustrious name; famed



NAORUZ: New year’s day

NAOSHAD: New joy

NAOTAR, NAVDAR, NAVZAR: Younger, newer; one of the three sons of Minochehr; Av. Naotara, Pers. Naozar

NAOZAD: New-born

NARIMAN: Manly minded; Av. Nairemanah; epithet of the hero Kersasp, ancestor of Zal and Rustam

NARIMANZADEH: Born of the family of Nariman

NARSEH: Name of the sons of Shapur and Yazdgerd I


NASHAK, NASHA: Friend of all

NAWAZISH: Gift given by God

NAZBAN: Protector of gracefulness

NEKCHEHR: Having a good disposition, nature, appearance

NEKDEL: Good hearted

NEKMARD: A good man

NERlOSANGH: ‘Known amongst men’; name of a famous priest of India who translated into Sanskrit the Avesta and Pahlavi texts in the 12th century; abbreviated to Narseh

NEVAZAR: Intrepid as fire

NIMRUSTAM: Half as mighty as Rustam

NOSHIRWAN: Having an immortal soul; name of the famous Sassanian king

NOSHZAD, NUSHZAD: Born immortal

NOTRIGA: Name of the third brother of Zarathushtra

NUSH: Immortal; elixir; antidote; shortened form of Anosh

NUSHADAR, NUSHAZAR: Fire of life; name of a son of Azar Afruz, son of Mehernosh, son of the hero Aspandyar

NUVED, NIVED: Good news

ORVADASP: Possessing swift horses

PABAND: Secured

PADMANI: The Lord of moderation


PAITIRASPA, PETERASP: Name of Zarathushtra’s grandfather

PAKTAN: Having a pure body


PALASH: Name of a king

PARASTAR: Adorer, worshipper; name of a learned Mobed of Patna

PARVANDA: Within everybody

PARWEZ, PARVEZ, PARVIZ, PERWEZ, APARVIZ: Victorious; an epithet of King Khusru II

PASHANGH: Name of King Minochehr’s father

PASHIN: Forward, advanced; name of King Kaikobad’s son

PEROZ, PEROCH, PIRUZ: Victorious; name of a Sassanian king

PEROZSHAH: Victorious ruler

PESHOTAN: Wisely active, devoted one of the sons of King Gushtasp; Av. Pishishyaothna

Pestanji, or Peshotanji

PIRANGUSHNASP, PIRGUSHNASP: Having old male horses

PISHAN: Predecessors

PISHKAR: Zealous in his duty

PISHKASIR: Head of a profession or guild

PISNANGH: Name of a son of King Kaikobad


PORGAV: Having abundant cattle; name of King Faridoon’s ancestor

POURUSHASPA: ‘Having grey horses’, name of Zartosht’s father


PULADVAND: Steel-like

RAHAM: Name of a son of Gudarz or Godrej

RAKHOH: The Independent

RAM: Joyfulness, peace; name of the 21st day of the month

RAMBAX: Bestower of joy

RAMBEHESHT: Joyful heaven

RAMBURZIN: Exalted joy

RAMDIN: Joy of religion

RAMGUSHNASP: Joy in possessing a stallion

RAMIN: Joyful

RAMISHT: Most joyful

RAMYAR: Friend of joyfulness

RANGUSHTAR: Name of the second elder brother of Zarathushtra

RANJISHN: Name of an ancestor of Zarathushtra

RASHID: One who has attained salvation

RASHNA: Justice; name of an angel; name of the 18th day of the month

Rastamji [Rostamji, Rustamji]

Ratanji, or Ratansha

RATUSHTAR: Brother of Zarathushtra

RAYOMAND: Full of glory

REWNIZ: Warrior

ROINTAN, ROYINTAN, RUINTON: Having a body of brass. i.e. invulnerable; an epithet of Aspandyar

ROSHAN: Bright, shining; name of a scholar mentioned in the Pahlavi Vendidad

ROZAFZUN: Prosperous day

ROZBAHAR: Spring day

ROZMEHER: Day of love and light

RUSHAD: One whose soul is joyous, i.e. deceased

RUSTAM: Name of the celebrated hero of Iran; strong and well built; Pahl. Rotastahm; “I am freed”. the words spoken by Rustam’s mother at his birth, for he was the size of a one-year-old


SAEN: Summit one of the foremost disciples of Zarathushtra

SAFNA: Bringer of prosperity

SAHI: Straight

SALM: Eldest son of Faridoon

SAM, SAHAM, SAHEM, SHAHAM: Name of Kersasp’s grandfather; name of Zal’s father


SARAFRAZ: Conqueror; one whose head is high

SAROSH, SARUSH, SORUSH: Hearkening, Obedience; Av. Sraosha: name of an angel; name of the 17th day of the month

SAROSHYAR: Friend to Sraosha/Obedience

SARVAR: Sovereign prince lord

SARVAZAD: Noble like a cypress

SARVIN: Tall like a cypress

SASAN: Name of the grandfather of King Ardashir Babakan


SHAH: King

SHAHAK: A princeling

SHAHAN: Belonging to a king

SHAHBAHRAM: Victorious king

SHAHDAN: Royal gift


SHAHFIRUZ: Victorious king

SHAHJAHAN: King of the world

SHAHMARD: Royal person

SHAHMARDAN: Of the family of Shahmard

SHAHPUR, SHAPUR: Son of a king

SHAHREN: Belonging to the realm

SHAHREVAR, SHAHREWAR: Divine power; best rule; the third Amahraspand (archangel); name of the fourth day and sixth month

SHAHROKH, SHARUKH: Having a royal face

SHAHRUD: Royal river

SHAHRYAR: Sovereign, ruler, lord

SHAHRZAD: Prince of the realm

SHAHVIR: Royal hero

SHAHZAD: Of royal birth; prince


SHEHERAZAD: Independent, free

SHEHERBARAZ: Exalted person of the realm; name of a general of King Khusru Parviz

SHERFIRUZ: Victorious lion

SHERGIR: One who holds the lion


SHERSHAH: King of lions

SHIDASP: Possessing shining horses; name of the son of Tur, son of King Jamshed

SHIDUSH: Shining shoulder; name of the son of Gudarz; a disciple of Azar Kaevan

SHIRMARD: Lion-like man

SHIRUY: Lion-faced; son of King Khusru Parviz

SHIRVANSHAH: ‘Lion-like’; name of the kings of the Shirvan dynasty

SHIRZAD: Born of a lion

SIAVAKHSH, SIAVAKHSHAN, SIAVAX, SIAVUSH: ‘One who possesses black-stallions’; name of the great-grandson of King Kaykavus and father of Kay-Khosraw; Av. Syavarshana

SMARDIS, SMERDIS: Exalted; Bardiya in the Cun. inscriptions

SOHRAB, SOHRKHAB: Having glowing features; illustrious; name of the son of Rustam


SPENTODAD: Created by the holy spirit; Av. Spento data

SPITAMAN: White, pure; name of Zarathushtra’s ancestor of the family of Spitama

SPITYUR: One who possesses white lambs; name of a brother of King Jamshed; Av. Spityura

SRIROXNA: Having beautiful oxen

STIVANT: Steadiness, security


SURIN: War-like, brave; name of a warrior family of ancient Iran; Pahl. Suren

SUROYAZAT: Valiant angel

SYAMAK: Name of a son of Gayomard

TAHM: Brave, valiant

TAHMASP, TUMASP: Having strong horses

TAHMTAN: Strong-bodied

TAHMURAS: strong body; Av. Takma Urupa; name of the second Pishdadian king; son of King Hooshang

TAJ: Crown

TAKHMASPADA: One who has an army of heroes; name of a general of Darius I

TAMUR: Name of a son of the hero Barzu; shortened form of Tahmuras

TARONISH: Enemy of all evil



THRITAK: ‘Third’; Avestan name of Kersasp’s father, so called as he was the third son; Av. Thrita, Pahl. Saret. Pers. Asrat

TIGRAN: ‘Shooting an arrow’; name of two Ashkenian kings of Armenia

TIR: Arrow; the planet Mercury

TIRANDAZ: Thrower of arrows, archer

TIRDAD: Created by Tir; name of Ashkenian kings

TISHTAR, TESHTAR: ‘Sirius’; Av. Tishtrya; name of an angel; name of the 13th day and fourth month

TIZ: Sharp; quick

TIZASP: Having swift horses

TIZRAV: Quick moving

TIZYARSHTI: Holding a piercing spear; name of King Gushtasp’s brother

TOKHARE: Belonging to the country of Tokhar; name of one of the sons of the hero Framarz

TUS: Contented, satisfied; name of a heroic son of the Pishdadian King Naozar


UPAMANA: High minded; name of an angel

URVAKHSHA: Joyful, cheerful; brother of the hero Kersasp

URVATATNARA: Man of perfection; second son of Zarathushtra

USHAH: Dawn; morning light

USHEDAR: One who increases holiness; name of a future saviour

USHEDARMAH: One who increases reverence; name of another future saviour

VALAKHSH, VALASH, BALASH, PALASH: Names of Ashkanian kings

VANITAR: Conqueror

VARAZDAD: Giver of boars

VARDANIS: Of a brave family

VARUN: Worthy of the faith reposed in Him

VASNA: Omnipresent

VASPAN: One who reaches the entire creation

VASPAR: Beneficient Lord

VEER: Hero

VEHMARD: A good man; Pers. Behmard

VIFRANAVAZ: Wise boatman; name of one who was flown into space in the form of a bird, lost his way and prayed to Ardvisura who safely returned him to earth

VISHNASP: Possessing a stallion; Av. Gushnasp

VISHTASPA: ‘Having ready horses’, Avestan form of Gushtasp, Kayanian patron-king of Zarathushtra

VISPANFRIA: Beloved of all

VOHUPERES: Good inquirer

VOHU-USHTRA: Having good camels

VOURUNEMANGHA: Of wide homage

WEHAFRID: Well created; later form is Behafrid

WEHSHAPUR: Good prince

WEHZAN: Well born; older form of Bezan

YADGAR: A memento, remembrance

YAKDAST: One hand; name of a celebrated one-handed Turanian warrior who fought with Rustam


YAZAD, YAZD: Angel; worshipful; Av. Yazata

YAZDANDAD: Created by angels

YAZDANSETAE: Worshipper of angels

YAZDEZAD: Born of an angel

YAZDGERD: Created by angels; names of the Sassanian kings

YAZDYAR, YAZDANYAR: Friend of angels

YIMA: Older form of the river Jam, Jamshed

ZADHORMAZD: Born of Ohrmazd

ZADMEHR: Born of Mihr

ZADSPARAM: Born as sweet as basil; brother of Manushchehr, High-Priest of Pars and Kirman

ZAHAN: World

ZAL: ‘Old man’; name of Rustam’s father, who had white hair at birth

ZAOSH: Willing

ZAR: Gold

ZARAN: Golden

ZARATHUSHTRA, ZARTOSHT: Possessing yellow camels; Greek Zoroaster meaning golden star

ZARAZDAITI: Relying on, trusting

ZARD: Yellow

ZARIAB: Sea water

ZARIR: Having a golden breast-plate; name of a valiant brother of King Gushtasp

ZARMAN: Old man; old age

ZARMEHER: Exalted love, great friendship; shortened form of Buzargmeher


ZAVAREH: Name of a brother of Rustam

ZINAWAR: Having weapons

ZIRAK: Clever, intelligent, wise



ZUBIN: Helper; Av. Uzava


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