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Origin of the name AHRIMAN.
Etymology of the name AHRIMAN.
Meaning of the baby name AHRIMAN.


AHRIMAN.  Persian name, derived from Sanskrit ari, meaning "foe."  In mythology, a deity of the ancient Persians, being a personification of the principle of evil.  To his agency were ascribed all the evils existing in the world.  Ormuzd, or Oromasdes, the principle of good, is eternal, but Ahriman is created, and will one day perish.  See Ormuzd. (An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction, &c., Wheeler, 1898).

AHRIMAN.  In Zendic mythology the great malevolent principle; the author of all evil, physical and moral; the enemy of mankind, and the constant but not eternal antagonist of Ahuramazda.  He was sometimes considered to have been the same as Agramainyus, which see. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).


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