are used in the country of Iran, in southwestern Asia, which is part of the Muslim world. See also about Iranian names
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AFROUZ f Persian
Means "illuminating, enlightening, kindling" in Persian.
AFSHIN افشین m Persian
Modern form of PIŠĪN
through Avestan PISINAH
. It was also used as a princely title for rulers of Ošrūsana, a former Iranian region in Transoxiana.
AHU f Turkish, Persian
Means "female deer" in Persian and "beautiful eyes" in Turkish.
AKHTAR اختر f & m Persian
Also is a name of a flower in Iran called گل اختر, which is Edible canna in English.
ALALEH آلاله f Persian
Means "buttercup", from Persian آلاله (âlâle).
ANOUSH انوش m & f Persian (Rare)
Derived from Persian انوشه (anuše)
meaning "immortal", ultimately from Old Persian *anauša-
and Avestan anaoša
ARAS m Kurdish, Persian, Turkish, Urdu
In Kurdish and Persian it means “equal”, “balanced”. The word Aras commonly refers to the Aras River, which flows through Turkey, Armenia, Iran and Azerbaijan.
ARGHAVAN ارغوان f Persian
From the Persian name of a type of flowering tree, known as Judas Tree in English.
ARMEEN m Persian
A character in the Persian epic poem, 'Shāhnāmeh'. Of unknown meaning, but possibly related to ARMAAN
ARMISH ارمش m Persian
Means "quiet; calm" in Persian from the word آرامش (ârâmeš
) meaning "calmness; tranquillity; peace".
ARZHANG ارژنگ m Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly derived from Persian جنگ (jang)
meaning "war" or رنگ (rang)
meaning "colour". This is the name of a character in the Persian epic 'Shahnameh'.
ASHKAN اشکان m Persian
Means "like Ashk
" or "of the Parthian (Arsacid) Empire" in Persian, referring to an old Iranian kingdom that lasted until the 3rd century.
ATOSSA اتوسا f Ancient Persian (Hellenized), Persian
Greek form of the Persian name *Utauθa
, also recorded in Avestan as Hutaosā
, which may have meant "well trickling" or "well granting". Hutaosā was the queen of Kavi Vištāspa, royal patron of the prophet Zarathustra; Cyrus gave the name to his eldest daughter, who married Darius and became the mother of Xerxes... [more]
ATTASHIN آتشین f Persian
Derived from Persian آتش (ātash)
, meaning "fire", with the intended meaning of "fiery".
AYAN اعیان m Urdu, Persian, Tamil, Sanskrit, Hindi, Turkish
Persian and Urdu meaning is prima-facie. Hindi and Tamil usage is from 'Ayan' the name of Brahma, the Creator. Ayan' in Turkish, means "obviously" or "clearly". Ayan in Sanskrit means 'Speed'.
AZAM اعظم m & f Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay
Means "greater, greatest" in Arabic. It is more often used as a feminine name in Iran.
AZARMIDOKHT آزرمیدخت f Persian, History
From the Middle Persian name Āzarmīgdukht
, which was possibly derived from Persian آزرم (âzarm)
"modesty, shame; honour, respect" and دخت (dokht)
"daughter". This was the name of a queen of the Sasanian Empire who reigned from 630 to 631.
AZIN f Persian
Means "beauty, adornment". In ancient Persian, it meant "creed, system".
AZITA آزیتا f Persian
Derived from Persian آزاد (âzâd)
meaning "free, independent".
BADR-UN-NISSA بدرالنساء بیگم f Persian
The name of a Mughal princess meaning "full moon amongst women".
BAHARAK بهارک f Persian
Means "small spring" in Persian, derived from Persian بهار (bahâr)
meaning "spring, blossom" (see BAHAR
BAHÍYYIH f Persian
Persian form of BAHIYYA
. This name was borne by a member the Bahá'í holy family: Bahíyyih Khánum (1846-1932), the only daughter the Bahá'í Faith's founder, Bahá'u'lláh.
BAKSHI بخشی f Persian
Name of a Mughal princess derived from بخشیدن (baxšidan)
meaning "to donate, grant, absolve" or بخش (baxš)
meaning "portion, lot".
BAPSI f Indian, Urdu, Persian
Meaning unknown. Bapsi Sidhwa is a Pakistani American novelist of Gujarati Parsi descent
BARDIA البردية m Persian, Ancient Persian
Derived from Proto-Iranian *bardz
- "be high", interpreted as meaning "high in status, magnificent". Bardia or BARDIYA
was the younger son of Cyrus II "the Great".
BARSINE برسين f Ancient Persian, Persian
Means "clover" in Persian. This name was borne by a mistress of Alexander the Great (daughter of Artabazus) and also by one of his wives (Barsine-Stateira, daughter of King Darius III).
BEHÂFARID بهآفرید m & f Persian
Derived from Persian به (beh)
meaning "good" and آفرید (âfarid)
BEHDAD بهداد m Persian
From Persian به (beh)
meaning "good, excellent" combined with داد (dâd)
BEHNAZ بهناز f Persian
From Persian به (beh)
meaning "good, excellent" and ناز (naz)
meaning "delight, comfort".
BEHNOOSH بهنوش f Persian
Means "good drink", from Persian به (beh)
meaning "good, excellent" combined with نوش (nuš)
BEHTASH بِهتاش m Persian
Means "good friend; good companion" in Persian.
BEHZAD بهزاد m Persian
Means "noble, high-born, honorable", derived from Persian به (beh)
meaning "good, excellent" combined with زاد (zâd)
meaning "child, son".
BIJAN بیژن m Persian, Literature
Modern form of BIZHAN
. In literature, Bijan is the name of a character in the 11th-century epic poem 'Shahnameh' written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi.
BIZHAN m Persian
Later form of Vezhan
, of which the meaning is uncertain. It may possibly be etymologically related to the New Persian verb بختن (bextan)
, which can mean "to sift" as well as "to sieve"... [more]
BOZORGMEHR بزرگمهر m Persian
Derived from Persian بزرگ (bozorg)
meaning "large, big, great" combined with مهر (mehr)
meaning "kindness, mercy".
CHAKAVAK چکاوک f Persian
Feminine Iranian given name from the word چکاوک (chakavak)
DARAB m Persian
Means "glory, power, wealth" in Persian. This is the name of a character in the Persian epic 'Shahnameh'.
DIDAR ديدار m & f Persian, Kazakh, Pakistani, Turkmen
This name can be derived from the Persian noun دید (did)
meaning "sight, vision" as well as from the Persian noun دیدار (didar)
meaning "meeting, encounter, visit".... [more]
DILARAM دلارام, دل آرام f Persian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "quiet-hearted" or "peaceful-hearted", derived from the Persian noun دل (dil)
meaning "heart" (see AVTANDIL
) combined with the Persian adjective آرام (aram)
meaning "quiet, calm, tranquil"... [more]
DILDAR دلدار m & f Persian, Kazakh
Basically means "one who holds a heart", derived from the Persian noun دل (dil)
meaning "heart" (see AVTANDIL
) combined with the Persian suffix دار (dar)
meaning "possessor" (see ELDAR
DURR-E-NAJAF درنجف f Persian
Feminine name meaning "Gem or a precious stone of Najaf city". Najaf is one of the holy sites of Shiite Islam.
EHTERAM احترام f Persian
Means "respect" or "to respect", ultimately from the Arabic احترام (iḥtirām)
ELNAZ الناز f Persian
From Turkic el
meaning "people, nation, country" and Persian ناز (nâz)
meaning "delight, comfort".
ENAYATOLLAH عنایتالله m Persian
Persian form of INAYATULLAH
. A notable bearer of this name was the Iranian historian and philosopher Enayatollah Reza (1920-2010).
ESFANDIAR اسفندیار m Persian, Persian Mythology, Literature
Modern Persian form of Sepandiar
, which was the early New Persian form of the Middle Persian name Spandadat
. The latter name ultimately comes from the Avestan name Spentodata
, which means "given by (the) holy"... [more]
FARAHNAZ فرحناز f & m Persian
Derived from Arabic فَرَح (faraḥ)
meaning "happiness, gladness, joy" combined with Persian ناز (nâz)
meaning "delight, comfort".
FARAJOLLAH فرجالله m Persian
Persian form of FARAJULLAH
. A known bearer of this name was the Iranian film director Farajollah Salahshoor (1952-2016).
FARAMARZ فرامرز m Persian Mythology, Persian
Means "one who forgives" from Persian آمرزیدن (âmorzidan)
meaning "to forgive". This is the name of a hero in the Persian epic Shahnameh
FARANAK فرانک f Persian
Etymology uncertain - it may be a form of PARVANEH
which means "little butterfly" and refers to the Persian lynx or caracal, or be derived from the Middle Persian plwʾnk' (parwānag)
meaning "guide, leader".
FARANGIS فَرَنگیس f Persian, Persian Mythology
This is the name of a female character in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'. Farangis is the wife of Siavash and mother of Kay Khosrow.
FARIYANE فریانه f Persian
Derived from Parthian fryʾng (fryānag, friyānag)
meaning “friend, beloved”.
FARNAZ فرناز f Persian
Derived from Persian فر (farr)
meaning "splendour, brilliance, luster" combined with ناز (nâz)
meaning "luxury, comfort".
FARSHAD فرشاد m Persian
From Persian فر (farr)
meaning "splendour, beauty, brilliance" combined with شاد (šâd)
meaning "glad, happy, cheerful".
FARSHID فرشید m & f Persian
From Persian فر (farr)
meaning "splendour, brilliance" and شید (šid)
meaning "light, shine".
FARSIRIS f Persian (Rare)
Possibly a Persian form of Parysatis
. The name Parysatis was borne by one of the wives of Alexander the Great, the youngest daughter of Artaxerxes III of Persia.
FARZAD فرزاد m Persian
Means "splendid birth" derived from Persian فر (farr)
meaning "splendour, brilliance, lustre" combined with -زاد (-zâd)
meaning "child, son, offspring".
FARZAN فرزان m Persian
Means "wise; reasonable; intelligent" in Persian.
FATHOLLAH فتحالله m Persian
Persian form of FATHULLAH
. A notable bearer of this name was the Iranian prime minister Fathollah Khan Akbar (1878-1967).
FREEMA f Persian
Freema comes from the Persian
word "raha" meaning free.
GELAREH گلاره f Persian
Derived from Southern Kurdish گِلارە (gilare)
meaning “eye, pupil”.
GHAZAL غزل f Persian
This name is derived from an Arabic word of the same name which is a form of lyrical love poetry.
GHIYAS غیاث m Persian
Means "help, assistance, support, protection" in Persian.
GULKIRAZ كراز گل f Turkish, Persian
Means "cherry blossom". From Gul (گل) meaning "flower" and Kiraz (كراز) meaning "cherry".
HADIS حدیث f Persian
Derived from Arabic حَدِيث (ḥadīṯ)
meaning "story, tale" or "hadith", referring to records of the sayings and actions of the Islamic Prophet MUHAMMAD
HAYAT حیات f & m Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Turkish
Means "life" in Arabic. It is used as a feminine name in Iran and Arabic-speaking countries while it is masculine in Pakistan and unisex in Turkey.
HEMAT همت m Persian
Means "determination, will" or "endeavour" in Persian.
HOOMAN هومن m Persian
Means "good thought" from Avestan hu
meaning "good" and man
meaning "to think".
HOSHMAND هوشمند f Persian
The name of a Mughal princess meaning "prudent, wise".
HOUSHANG هوشنگ m Persian Mythology, Persian
From the Avestan name Haoshyangha
possibly meaning "good choice" or "wise choice", from Proto-Iranian hu
meaning "good, well" or Middle Persian ōš
meaning "intelligence, wisdom" and a second uncertain element šyah
perhaps meaning "selecting, deciding"... [more]
IRAJ ایرج m Persian
From the Middle Persian Ērič
, derived from ēr
meaning "an Iranian" or "noble". In Persian traditional history he was the youngest son of FEREYDOUN
and the eponymous hero of the Iranians... [more]
JAHANSOUZ جهانسوز m Persian
Iranian form of the older Persian given name Jahansuz
, which means "the burning of the world". It was derived from Persian جهان (jahân)
meaning "world, universe" combined with Persian سوز (suz)
meaning "burning" (ultimately from the Persian intransitive verb سوختن (sukhtan)
"to burn, to be burnt").
JANPOLAD جانپولاد m Persian (Rare), Armenian (Archaic)
Derived from the Persian noun جان (jan)
meaning "soul" (ultimately from Middle Persian gyān
) combined with the Persian noun پولاد (polad)
meaning "steel" (ultimately from Middle Persian pōlāwad
JAVANSHER جوانشیر m Persian
Means "young lion", derived from the Persian adjective جوان (javan)
meaning "young, youthful" (ultimately from Middle Persian ǰuwān
) combined with the Persian noun شیر (sher)
meaning "lion" (see SHER
JEIRAN جیران f & m Persian, Georgian
Derived from Persian جیران (jeiran)
meaning "gazelle, deer". The word was adopted into Georgian as ჯეირანი (jeirani)
, where it means "springbok" and has also become the name for a type of Georgian dance... [more]
KASRA کسری m Persian
Originally 'Kesra'(/kesrä/ → Merriam-Webster phonetic alphabet) , from the Arabic pronunciation of Cosroe (/xōsrō/ M-W ph. al.) which is a Persian first name meaning 'king'. (see Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlane the Great, Part 1)... [more]
KAYSAR m Persian
Persian form of the name CAESAR
. Thus, the name alludes to Julius Caesar, the emperor of ancient Rome.
KAZHAL کژال f Persian
Derived from Central Kurdish کەژاڵ (kejall
) meaning “gazelle”.
KHAS MAHAL خاص محل f Persian
The name of an Empress Consort of the Mughal Empire, whose name means "The exquisite one of the palace".
KIANA کیانا f Persian
Persian name, possibly meaning "elements of earth". It may be a feminine form of KIAN (1)
KIMIYA کیمیا f Persian
Means "rare" or "alchemy" in Persian, possibly given in reference to the 11th-century Sufi text كيمياى سعادت (Kimiya-yi sa'ādat)
, 'The Alchemy of Happiness', by Al-Ghazali.
KOCHAB کوکب f Persian
Feminine Iranian given name derived from the word کوکب (koukab)
meaning "dahlia" or referring to a star in the constellation Ursa Minor.
KOHDA خدا m Persian, American (Rare), Kurdish, Arabic
Khuda (alternatively Kohda) is the Persian word for "god." In Arabic cultures, it is a loan-word for "god" as well, but is quickly becoming replaced by the more common/popular "Allah."
KOUKAB کوکب f Persian
Persian feminine name meaning either "star" or "dahlia".