Farzan Esfandiar Meaning

I am a 189 days / 6 months, 1 week & 2 days old baby

What's the meaning of Farzan Esfandiar?

The question being asked quite often to my dad because it's uncommon name so far as Indonesian name goes. That is understandable considering my names are derived from Persian language.

I don't know the exact reason why dad gives me an uncommon name.

The fact is I like it. And I am thankful to dad for that beautiful name.

Here's the meaning of Farzan Esfandiar as dad told me:


First off, both words, Farzan & Esfandiar, are of Persian origin.

Farzan stand for Wise

Esfandiar means a (hero) character (in Shahnameh)

So, both words combined more or less stands for "wise hero."

Dad expect me to have a wise character in everything because he thinks that will bring me to happiness. Amen.

Historically, my middle name-- Esfandiar -- has a long story as far as Persian history is concerned. Since it's the name of legendary hero in Persia. Here's from Wikipedia:

Esfandiyār (Persian: اسفنديار), also transliterated as Esfandyar, Isfandiar, Isfandiyar or Esfandiar, is a legendary Iranian hero. He was the son and the crown prince of the Kayanian King Goshtasp (from Middle Persian Wishtasp from Avestan language Vishtaspa) and brother of the saintly Pashotan (Middle Persian Peshotan, Avestan Peshotanu).

Perso-Arabic 'Esfandyar' derives from Middle Persian 'Spandadat' or 'Spandyat' (the variance is due to ambiguities inherent to Pahlavi script), which in turn derives from Avestan Spentodata "Given by/through bounty" or "Given by (the) holy" (see Amesha Spenta for other meanings of spenta-). The Median language *Spendata - as it is reconstructed - probably motivated a similar Old Persian form, which may be inferred from Greek Sphendadates, a 5th century BCE political figure unrelated to the Esfandiar of legend. Equally unrelated is the Sassanid-era feudal house of Spandyat, that - like numerous other feudal houses also - adopted a Kayanian name in order to legitimize and emphasize the antiquity of their genealogy.

The Esfandyar of legend is best known from the tragic story of a battle with Rostam, as described in Ferdowsi's epic Shahnameh, or Book of Kings.