Persida is the Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, and Romanian form of Persis meaning “Persian woman”, referring to a woman who came from Persia or had a Persian background, as well as also being another name for the country of 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 could possibly be derived from Arabic faris meaning “horseman, rider; knight” related to root word f-r-s ف ر س (related to preying); in Arabic, Faris is the Arabic name for Persia. It’s also been linked to Hebrew parás (to slice, to cut), which also happens to be the Hebrew word for Persia, but that doesn’t seem likely.
Meaning: “Persian woman”
Usage: Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Romanian
- Persis (English)
- Persia (English)