Mathematics came from King Solomon and was passed on to Zoroaster, which spread throughout Old Persia (Ancient Iran). Zoroaster passed this on to Pythagoras who gave us the name “Mathematics” today.

This is what “Math” actually means.

The word

mathematicscomes from Ancient Greekmáthēma(μάθημα), meaning “that which is learnt”,^{[7]}“what one gets to know”, hence also “study” and “science”. The word came to have the narrower and more technical meaning of “mathematical study” even in Classical times.^{[b]}Its adjective ismathēmatikós(μαθηματικός), meaning “related to learning” or “studious”, which likewise further came to mean “mathematical”.^{[11]}In particular,mathēmatikḗ tékhnē(μαθηματικὴ τέχνη; Latin:ars mathematica) meant “the mathematical art”.^{[7]}Similarly, one of the two main schools of thought in Pythagoreanism was known as the

mathēmatikoi(μαθηματικοί)—which at the time meant “learners” rather than “mathematicians” in the modern sense. The Pythagoreans were likely the first to constrain the use of the word to just the study of arithmetic and geometry. By the time of Aristotle (384–322 BC) this meaning was fully established.^{[12]}