Ashkan or Ashkaan (Persian: اشكان ) may refer to: a Persian name for boys that means “belonging to the Ashkan empire”, “like Ashk“. Ashk was the founder of the Ashkan Empire, known in English as the Parthian Empire. Ashk is known as Arsaces I of Parthia in English.
- Ashkan Dejagah (1986), Iranian professional footballer
- Ashkan Mokhtarian (1985 Tehran, Iran), an Iranian-born Australian mixed martial artist and
- Ashkan Pouya (1976) Swedish serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of the business group, Serendipity Group
- Ashkan Golshani (1970) Iranian-Canadian Professor of Genetics and the Co-Founder of Designed Biologics