Gender Feminine & Masculine
Scripts نیاز(Persian) Нияз(Kyrgyz)
Other Forms FormsKyrgyz variant spelling: Ныяз (Nyyaz). Variant transcriptions: Neyaz, Niaz, Nijaz, Nyaz
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Meaning & History
Derived from the Persian noun نیاز (niyaz) meaning "need, necessity, requirement" as well as "desire, wish". In Zoroastrianism, Niyaz is the name of a demon.This name is feminine in Iran, but strictly masculine in Kyrgyzstan.