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A Non-Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Farhad

FU + pRay + HAnD

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Original Spellingفرهاد
How to write Farhad in the original language, such as Arabic or Persian

This is NOT a Quranic name, but Muslims can use it since it has a good or neutral meaning.

Meaning of Farhad

Farhad is a Persian name for boys that means “helper”. It is the name of a character in the Persian story of Shirin and Farhad, which is a love story similar to Romeo and Juliet in its tragic ending.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Saturday 11th of August 2018 12:43:50 AM

    Farhad is not an ISLAMIC/Arabic name … it is a Persian name and before the story of Shirin and Farhad, (1)

  2. on Friday 26th of March 2021 10:48:54 PM

    Farhad is neither of an Islamic name nor of helper. Per Encyclopedia of Iranica, it means ‘gained’, ‘merited’.

    A.i. (single-stem full names): prḥt(k)Fra-hāt(ak) (no. A.3), Gk. Phraátēs from OIr. *Frahāta- “Gained, Earned”; prnḥw Farnaxw (no. A.4; with prnḥwntkFarnxwandak) from OIr. *Farnah-vant- “Being full of splendor”; Arm. Varaz from OIr. *Varāza- “Mr. Boar”;

  3. on Thursday 15th of July 2021 08:51:20 AM

    Who said that Farhad is the Islamic or Arabic name?!
    It is completely a Persian name.

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