Elements, Female, Mythology, Persian mythology, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Rudaba is the name of a figure in Persian mythology, featured in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh. She is the wife of Zal, a legendary warrior and king, and mother of their son Rostam, who also becomes a legendary warrior himself. The name is made up of Persian elements rud رود (river torrent) and ab آب (water), essentially meaning "she of the river" of "she of… Continue reading Rudaba

Color, Male, Mythology, Persian mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, White, Z names


Zal is the name of a legendary king in Persian mythology, the name of a great warrior and the father of another great warrior, Rostam. When he was born, his hair was white as snow and his father took that as a bad omen, leaving him to die at the top of a mountain. However,… Continue reading Zal

Avestan, Female, Mythology, Persian mythology, T names, Virtues/Attributes


Tahmina is the name of a figure in Persian mythology, who features in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh in the story of Rostam and Sohrab. When Rostam is searching for his lost horse Rakhsh and enters the kingdom of Samangan, becoming the guest of the king whose daughter, Tahmina, falls in love with him at first sight. She visits him in the night wanting… Continue reading Tahmina

Avestan, Male, Mythology, Persian mythology, R names, Virtues/Attributes


Rostam is is the son of Zal and Rudaba, a princess of Kabul. He's a legendary hero, the champion of champions, and the hero of the Persian epic Shahnameh. According to legend, his mother Rudaba had a prolonged labor because of his size and Zal was sure she was going to die. He summoned a simurgh… Continue reading Rostam

Coptic, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek mythology, Japanese, K names, Love/Beloved, Male, Mythology, Nature, Numbers, Persian, Persian mythology, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Karen is the Danish shortened form of Katherine, which is the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads. Though her name is of uncertain meaning it’s… Continue reading Karen

Color, Elements, Male, Mythology, Persian, Persian mythology, Red/Crimson, S names, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Sohrab is a Persian male name which seems to be made up of Persian elements swhr (red) and ab (water) meaning "red water" which seems to be in reference of something illustrious or shining. In the Persian epic of the Shahnameh (meaning Book of Kings, an epic long poem about the mythical history of the Persian empire) Sohrab is the… Continue reading Sohrab

A names, Avestan, Female, Mythology, Persian mythology, Virtues/Attributes


Anahita is the name of a Persian goddess of fertility, healing, wisdom, and water. Her name means "immaculate, pure, undefiled" derived from Avestan. She has been conflated with the goddesses Ishtar and Artemis. Origin: Avestan Variants: Nahid (Persian) Naheed (Persian) Anahit (Armenian) Anahid (Armenian) Anaitis (Hellenized Persian) Anaxita (Russian)  

Avestan, Male, Persian mythology, S names, Virtues/Attributes


Siroush seems to be a variant transcription of Soroush, a Persian male name which seems to be the Persian form of an Avestan name, Sraosha. I've seen many possible meanings listed behind the name such as "obedience", "observance" or "messenger". In Zoroastrianism, Sraosha is the name of a yazata (genereally used to refer to a divinity or something… Continue reading Siroush