Redirected from Persian NamesIranian 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.