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What does Suhrab mean and is it appropriate for a Muslim boy?

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  1. on Sunday 22nd of June 2014 02:16:00 AM

    Suhrab or Sohrab is an ancient Persian name. Suhrab is a character in the Iranian epic poem Shahnameh, he is the son of Rustam-e-Zal. Suhrab is formed from the words Suhr (ancient Indo-Iranian for “red”) and -aab (“water”), thus forming the meaning “red water”, or “owner or creator of water that is colored red”, for example it could refer to a warrior who kills a lot of enemies and thus causes blood to flow on the earth (such meanings are common in ancient names).

    It is acceptable to use the name Suhrab since it does not have a bad meaning, and since it is a very common name in Iranian cultures. Some cultures write it as Zohrab, Zorab or Zoraw.

  2. on Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 02:17:33 PM


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