Armenian (Փառանձեմ) name, which was derived from the Persian name Parand which actually means - "silk, silken".
Parandzem was the Armenian queen in the 4th century. She was the daughter of Syunik's Minister Andovq. Parandzem continued the battle against the Sasanid invasion army. The Armenian forces, under the leadership of queen Parandzem, positioned themselves in the strong fortress of Artagerkt and Shapour surrounded the fortress. After four months of courageous defense the fortress fell finally into the hand of the Persians. Queen Parandzem was raped and murdered.