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.
Meaning: “smiting of resistance” and essentially “victory over resistance”
- Behram (Turkish)
- Bahrom (Uzbek, Tajik)
- Vahram (Armenian)
- Wahrām (Middle Persian)
- Verethragna (Avestan, Persian mythology)
Bahram- بهرام (Persian)