Jasper

Jasper is an English and Dutch male given name which seems to be derived from a Persian origin meaning “treasurer” or “treasure-bearer”. It was the name given to the Three Magi who visited the newborn Jesus Christ. Jasper is also an English and North German surname originating from the given name. Jasper is also the name…

Fairuza

Fairuza is a Persian female name meaning “turquoise”, as in the gemstone. Fairuza is also a variant spelling of Firuzeh, which could be a feminine form of Firuz which comes from Persian piruz پیروز meaning “victorious”. Origin: Persian Variants: Firuzeh (Persian) Firouzeh (Persian) Firoozeh (Persian) Fairuz (Arabic) Fayruz (Arabic) Firuzə (Azerbaijani) Firuza (Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Tajik) Feruza (Uzbek) Firuze (Turkish)  …

Sohrab

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…

Artyom

Artyom is a Russian male name, the Russian form of Artemios, an Ancient Greek male name derived from the Greek goddess of the hunt and wild animals, Artemis. The name is of uncertain etymology and meaning with some sources citing it as pre-Greek. It could possibly be related to Persian *arte or *arta meaning “great, excellent, holy” or from Greek árktos meaning “bear” since…

Sufyan

Sufyan is an Arabic male name of uncertain meaning though several possible ones have been attached to it. It could mean “light, nimble” or “fast-moving” possibly derived from a Persian source; it could be derived from Arabic ṣafā صَفَا (to be pure, be clear, be serene) or ṣūf صُوف meaning “wool” which comes from the same root word as Sufi, referring…

Nasreen

Nasreen is a variant spelling of Nasrin, a Persian female name meaning “wild rose”. Origin: Persian Variants: Nasrin (Persian, Bengali) Nesrin (Turkish) Nasrin (Arabic) Nesreen (Arabic) Nasrine (Arabic) Nisrine (Maghrebi Arabic) Nesrine (Maghrebi Arabic) Naisrín (Irish)   Nasrin-نسرین (Persian)  

Nima

Nima (نیما) is a Persian male name meaning “just, fair” though I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “strong, powerful”, “commander of the army”. Nima (نعمة) is also an Arabic unisex name meaning “blessing”. Nima is also a Tibetan unisex name and word (also spelled Nyima) meaning “sun; day”. Nima (also spelled Nema) is a Greek word…

Maha

Maha is an Arabic female name meaning “oryx” in reference to the Arabic oryx though I’ve also seen it meaning “wild cow”. In either case, the reference is to the beautiful dark eyes of the animal. I’ve also seen Maha listed as being a Persian female name meaning “moon” or “moon-like” but from what I…

Yasmine

Yasmine is a variant transcription of Yasmin, an Arabic and Persian female name meaning “jasmine” which derives from Persian yasamin. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Yasmin (Persian, Arabic) Yasmeen (Persian, Arabic) Yasamin (Persian) Yasmina (Persian, Arabic) Yassmin (Arabic) Yassmine (Arabic) Jasmine (English, French) Jasmin (German, English, Finnish) Jasmyn (English) Jazmin (English) Jazmine (English) Jazmyn (English) Yazmin (English) Jessamine (English)…