Afshin Name Meaning & Origin
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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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