Shahin

Shahin is an Arabic and Persian male name meaning “falcon”, referring to the Barbary falcon. The name comes from Middle Persian *šāhēn meaning “majestic, kingly” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Shahin is also an Arabic surname. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Shaheen (Persian) Şahin (Turkish)   Shahin- شاهین (Arabic, Persian)  

Neela

Neela is an Indian female name, a variant transcription of Nila meaning “blue, azure” from Sanskri नीला nila which derives from a Proto-Indo-Iranian root word. Neela is the name of a goddess in Hindu mythology as well as the name of a male character in the Ramayana (spelled Nila), an epic poem of ancient India. Nila also seems to be a…

Mahmoud

Mahmoud is an Arabic male name, a variant transcription of Mahmud meaning “praiseworthy”, derived from the same root word as Muhammad. Mahmoud is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Mahmud (Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay) Mahmood (Arabic) Makhmud (Uzbek, Kazakh, Chechen) Mahmut (Turkish) Mehmood (Urdu) Mehmud (Urdu) Mehmet (Uyghur)   Female…

Antar

Antar (عنتر) is an Arabic male name meaning “brave, courageous” and “bold”, though it’s also a Persian word meaning “baboon”. Antarah is a variant of the name and is the name of a pre-Islamic Arab knight and poet whose father was a respected warrior of the Banu Abs, an ancient Bedouin tribe, and whose mother was a…

Mai

Mai is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: mai 舞 “dance; flit; circle; wheel” ma 麻 “hemp, flax, linen” + i 衣 “clothing, garment, dressing” (麻衣); ma 真 “true; reality; Buddhist sect” + i 愛 “love, affection, favorite” (真愛); mai 舞 “dance; flit; circle; wheel” + i 以 “by means of; because; compared to” (舞以); mai 真 “true; reality; Buddhist…

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)  

Zahir

Zahir is an Arabic male name meaning “helper, supporter” from Arabic ظَاهَرَ ẓāhara (to help, to assist, to support) which derives from Arabic root ظ ه ر (ẓ-h-r) (relating to visibility, making clear of understandable; relating to support). However, spelled ظهر (Zaahir) refers to something that is “outward, visible, manifest, to be clear” which derives from the same root word as above;…

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…

Hayat

Hayat comes from Arabic meaning “life” and is used as a unisex given name in Arabic, Turkish, and Persian. It’s also an Arabic surname derived from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Hayet   Hayat- حیات (Arabic, Persian)