Elements, Female, J names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Water, Word names

Julep

Julep is the name of a drink originally used to refer to a sweet drink made out of water and sugar, used as a medicinal drink and which later became an alcoholic drink with bourbon or brandy and crushed/shaved ice garnished with mint. The name comes from Persian golab meaning "rosewater", made up from Persian elements gol… Continue reading Julep

Female, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vashti

Vashti was the name of a queen of Persia, the first wife of King Ahasuerus in the Old Testament. The king holds a banquet for all his nobles and servants which went on for seven days while Vashti holds a separate banquet for all the noblewomen. On the seventh day of the banquet, Ahasuerus is drunk and summons for… Continue reading Vashti

Ancient Persian, Female, P names, Physical Attributes, Place names, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Persis

J names, Male, Mythology, Persian mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Jamshid

Jamshid is a Persian male name, the modern form of Avestan Yima Kshaeta meaning "shining Jam" or "radiant Jam", Jam being the Persian form of Yima which means “twin”, making it a cognate of Sanskrit Yama (which also means “twin”). In Persian mythology, Jamshid is depicted as the fourth greatest king who owned a magical cup that was said to be filled… Continue reading Jamshid

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

Rudaba

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

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

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… Continue reading Tahmina

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

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… Continue reading Rostam

K names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Khosrow

Khosrow is the name of several kings of Persia, including Khosrow II, who is featured in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (meaning Book of Kings, an epic long poem about the mythical history of the Persian empire), as well as an epic poem titled Khosrow and Shirin (also known as Shirin and Farhad); while the Shahnameh focused on the battles of Khosrow, the… Continue reading Khosrow

Arabic, Female, H names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Hala

Hala is an Arabic and Persian female name meaning "halo", likely in reference to the circle of light visible around the moon, and in some cases the sun. Hala also means "aura" in Arabic. The word seems to originate from Ancient Greek halos, itself of uncertain origin, perhaps pre-Greek. Origin: uncertain, likely pre-Greek Variants: Hale (Turkish) Hallah… Continue reading Hala