VARIANTS: Bahram, Behram (Iranian), Verethragna (Persian Mythology)
Modern Persian form of Avestan Verethragna meaning "victory over resistance". This was the name of a Zoroastrian god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with victory and war. This name was borne by several Sassanid emperors. It is also the Persian name for the planet Mars.
The earliest reference to Bahram I (or Bahrom I) occurs in the coronation monument of Bahram's grandfather Ardeshir I at Naqsh-e Rajab.