Iranian or Persian names
are used in Iran. The full name
consists of one or more given names
and a family name
. Family names have only been in use since the start of the 20th century.
Iranian given names are most often derived from the Persian language. Some names are taken from legendary and historic figures, such as Arash and Jamshed, while others are simple vocabulary words, like Omid and Laleh. There are also non-Persian names in use in Iran: see Arabic names and Turkish names.
On this site
List of Iranian names and meanings
List of Persian Mythology names and meanings