Persia

Persia is the former name of Iran. The name originated in the fifth century BC by the Ancient Greeks, who gave it to the empire of Cyrus the Great, known as the Achaemenid Empire (also known as the First Persian Empire) based in Western Asia. The name is based on Old Persian Parsa derived from an unknown origin …

Arrosa

Arrosa is a Basque female name, the Basque form of Rose, the name of a flower which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Arrosa also means "pink" in Basque. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning …

Parisa

Parisa is a Persian female name meaning "like a fairy" or "fairy-like", made up of Persian pari پری (fairy) and sâ (like, resembling). Origin: Persian Variants: Pareesa (Persian) Parysatis (Persian) Parisatis (Persian) Pari (Persian)  

Jasmin

Jasmin is a female given name, the German, Finnish, and Danish form of Jasmine, the French and English form of Arabic Yasmine, a variant of Yasmin, an Arabic and Persian female name meaning “jasmine” which derives from Persian yasamin (jasmine flower). As an English female name, it's a variant spelling of Jasmine. However, the spelling Jasmin is also a French, Bosnian, Slovene, and Macedonian …

Hara

Hara is another name for the god Shiva in Hindu mythology, which comes from Sanskrit meaning "seizer, destroyer". Harihara is a name used to refer to the fused state of Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara) Hara is also a Japanese surname written with the kanji 原 meaning "meadow, plain, field", likely originating as a locational name, though there are likely …

Aina

Aina is a female given name in various cultures and therefore has various meanings depending on its origin: in Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish, Aina is a variant of Aino meaning "the only one", though aina is also a Finnish adverb meaning "always". In the Finnish epic Kalevala, it's the name of a girl who drowns herself when …

Vartouhi

Varotuhi is an Armenian female name, a variant transcription of Varduhi meaning "rose lady", composed of vard (rose) and -uhi, a suffix that forms nouns denoting female gender. Origin: Old Persian, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Varduhi (Armenian)  

Vartan

Vartan is an Armenian male name, a variant transcription of Vardan meaning "rose" which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from PIE *wṛdho (sweetbriar). Vartan is also an Armenian surname originating from the given name. Origin: Old Persian, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vardan (Armenian)    

Rumi

Rumi is a Japanese female name with a variant of meanings depending on the kanji used: ru 留 "detain; fasten" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (留美); ru 瑠 "lapis lazuli" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (瑠美); ru 流 "current; flow; stream" + mi 水 "water" (流水); ru 屡 "often, frequently" + mi 水 "water" (屡水); ru 屡 "often, frequently" + mi 三 "three" (屡三) There are other meanings depending on the …

Persis

Persis is a female given name meaning "Persian woman", referring to a woman who came from Persia or had a Persian background, as well as also being another name for Persia. Persia was an empire located in what is now Iran; the name is an Ancient Greek form of Old Persian Pārsa (Persian), derived from an unknown origin. It …

Rosemary

Rosemary is the name of an herb which can be used as an essential oil or in cooking, and symbolizes remembrance. It gets its name from Latin ros marinus meaning "dew of the sea", apparently because it thrives near the sea. It could also be used as a combination of Rose and Mary.  Nicknames: Rose, Rosie/Rosy, Romy/Romey/Rommy, Mary …

Maysa

Maysa is a female given name with a few possible origins: I've seen Maysa listed as an Arabic female name; if so, it's possible that it's a variant of Maysoon, which seems to derive from a Persian origin. Its meaning has something to do with beauty, so it can presumably be meant to refer to a …