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

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

Valyant

Valyant is a variant spelling of Valiant which refers to someone who showed courage and bravery, someone determined and heroic. It comes from Old French vaillant (valiant; brave) via Latin valere (to be strong), deriving from PIE *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Nicknames: Val Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Valiant (English)  

Arabic, B names, Lydian, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Basil

Basil is an English male name which comes from Latin Basilius via Ancient Greek Basileios/Basileus meaning "king, kingly". It comes from Proto-Hellenic *gʷatiléus (chief; king) which seems to be derived from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps from Lydian battos (king). The plant basil, used in cooking, gets its name from the source above. Basil is also an Arabic male name meaning "brave,… Continue reading Basil