Afshin Name Meaning & Origin

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It means, "conqueror" in the Persian language (Iran/Persia). The name's origin began as a hereditary title for the princes of Oshrusana (modern-day Uzbekistan) during the Abbasid Caliphate.

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Today, it means "conqueror" in the Persian language. This name became popular because of General Khaydhar ibn Kawus al-Afshin, Prince of Oshrusana (modern-day Uzbekistan). "Al-Afshin" was the general's hereditary title. Prince Afshin defeated Byzantine Emperor Theophilos during the Amorium campaign. General Afshin was suspected of disloyalty. He would get arrested, tried and then executed in June 841 A.D. "Gavshin" is the Russian version of "Afshin."

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General Khaydhar ibn Kawus al-Afshin, Prince of Oshrusana (modern-day Uzbekistan). "Al-Afshin" was the general's hereditary title.

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