Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Bahram

Bahram is a Persian male name, a modern form of Avestan Verethragna meaning “smiting of resistance”, essentially referring to a “victory over resistance”. It derives from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Wr̥tragʰnás which ultimately derives from PIE root *wer- (to cover) and *gʷʰen (to strike, slay).

Bahram is the name of several Sassanid kings as well as being the Persian name for the planet Mars; it’s also the name of a hero in the Persian epic poem Shahnameh (meaning Book of Kings, about the mythical history of the Persian empire).

Bahram is also a surname originating from the given name, as well as the name of several places in Iran.

In Zoroastrian, Verethragna is the name of a warrior god and god of victory who fights against the forces of evil.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “smiting of resistance” and essentially “victory over resistance”

Usage: Persian

Variants:

  • Behram (Turkish)
  • Bahrom (Uzbek, Tajik)
  • Vahram (Armenian)
  • Wahrām (Middle Persian)
  • Verethragna (Avestan, Persian mythology)

Bahram- بهرام (Persian)

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