Tahmina

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…

Rostam

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…

Anahita

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)  

Siroush

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…

Danina

Danina is a female given name of uncertain meaning and etymology. At first glance it seems like a feminine form of Daniel meaning “God is my judge” and in some cases it may be based on that; but it also seems to have older roots than that, as the name of one of a pair of pre-Christian…

Dana

Dana is an English unisex name though it has multiple origins and meanings. As an English given name it’s derived from a surname, a variant of Dane, referring to someone who came from Denmark or had Danish descent. It could also be a variant of D’Aunay, a Huguenot French name derived from several place names in France called Aunay,…