Name of several Parthian kings. The root of the word Mehr means sun, kindness, and the 7th Persian month. (Wikipedia) - Mehrdad
Region of origin
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For other uses, see Mithridates (disambiguation).
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Mehrdad (Persian: مهرداد; (help·info)) is an Persian (Iranian) male given name.
''Mehrdad'' derives from Middle Persian Mihrdat, a theophoric name meaning "Given by Mehr." ''Mehr'' in turn derives from Avestan Mithra, the Zoroastrian divinity and hypostasis of covenant.
In present-day Iran, the name Mehrdad is also retroactively applied to several historic figures that appear in western literature as Mithridates, a hellenized or philhellenic form of the Old Iranian name. People named Mehrdad
- Mehrdad Bahar, historian
- Mehrdad Izady, academic, writer and historian
- Mehrdad Karimian, footballer
- Mehrdad Minavand, footballer
- Mehrdad Nikoonahad, engineer
- Mehrdad Oladi, footballer
- Mehrdad Pooladi, footballer
- Takaloo or Mehrdad Takaloo, boxer
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