Afshin (Persian: افشین / Afšīn; Turkish: Afşın/Afşin)[b] is a common Persian, Turkish and Urdu given name, which is a modern Persian word derived from Avestan. Afshin was used by the Sogdians. Historically, it was the princely title of the rulers of Osrushana at the time of the Muslim conquest. The Afshins of Osrushana were an Iranian principality in Central Asia of whom the later Abbasid general Khaydhar ibn Kawus al-Afshin is the most famous.
|Variant form(s)||Afšīn, Afšin, Afşin/Afşın, Afshiin, Afsheen[a]|
Afšīn is the Arabicized form of the Middle Persian Pišīn, which traces back to the Avestan Pisinah. In pre-Islamic Iranian tradition, it is the name of a grandson of Kayānid king Kavād (Yt. 13.132, 19.71). In the Islamic period, it is found as a proper name attested by Armenian historians in the form Ōšin (from Awšin).
- Khaydhar ibn Kawus al-Afshin (died 841), Abbasid general
- Muhammad ibn Abi'l-Saj (died 901), Sājid ruler of Azerbaijan
- Afshin (singer), full name Afshin Jafari, Iranian pop star
- Afshin Ghotbi (born 1964), Iranian football coach
- Afshin Norouzi (born 1985), Iranian table tennis player
- Arash Afshin (born 1989), Iranian footballer
- Afşin, a town in the Kahramanmaraş Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey
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