Appendix:Persian given names

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Boys[edit]

  • Ehsan (From Arabic):
  • Erfan:
  • Esfandiyar:
  • Gorgin:
  • Gorzam:
  • Hamid:
  • Hamun:
  • Hardar:
  • Homayun:
  • Hormoz:
  • Hootan:(Well bodied; An ally of King Dariush)
  • Hushang:
  • Hushmand:
  • Hushyar:
  • Hutan:
  • Alissan
  • Arvin
  • Gudarz
  • Aydin
  • Iraj
  • Irman
  • Isatvastra
  • Kaikhosru
  • Kambiz
  • Kami
  • Kamraan
  • Kamran
  • Kamruz
  • Kamyar, Kamiar
  • Kasra
  • Kaveh
  • Kayan
  • Kayhan
  • Kayumars, Kiomaars
  • Keivan
  • Khojasteh
  • Khosro
  • Kia
  • Kian, Kiyan
  • Kianoush
  • Kurosh, Korosh
  • Mahdi
  • Maahir
  • Mahyar
  • Mani
  • Manoochehr
  • Mazdak
  • Maziyar
  • Mahrban
  • Mahran
  • Mahrdad
  • Mahrshad
  • Maysam
  • Milad
  • Mirza
  • Nakisa
  • Niyaz
  • Umid
  • Pahlavan
  • Parham
  • Parsa
  • Parviz
  • Pashang
  • Payam
  • Pedram
  • Peyman
  • Pezhman: Sad/Broken hearted. Desire/Wish. Great.
  • Piruz
  • Porang
  • Poya
  • Pooyan
  • Puriya
  • Qobad
  • Rád
  • Radin
  • Ram
  • Ramak
  • Rambod
  • Ramin
  • Ramtin
  • Ramtin
  • Riza
  • Rostam
  • Rouzbeh
  • Rustin
  • Saamaan
  • Saba
  • Saiyd
  • Sahand
  • Sarvin
  • Sasan
  • Sepehr
  • Shaahin
  • Shadmahr
  • Shahab
  • Shahkam
  • Shahnam
  • Shahram
  • Shahriar
  • Shahruz
  • Shahruz
  • Shahsam
  • Shapur
  • Shayaan
  • Siamak
  • Siavash
  • Sina
  • Sina
  • Sirus
  • Sohrab
  • Sorosh
  • Suhail
  • Surena
  • Tabal
  • Tahamtan
  • Tahmaseb
  • Tirdad
  • Tooraj
  • Turandot
  • Ushtra
  • Wafa
  • Vareshna
  • Yaraan
  • Yusuf
  • Zahir
  • Zain
  • Zal
  • Zamyaad
  • Zand


Alef (الف)[edit]

  • Abadan: Prosperous
  • Abadard: One who possesses prosperity
  • Abadi: Prosperity
  • Aban: 8th month of the Iranian/Zoroastrian calendar; Name of the angel presiding over water and 10th day of the Iranian/Zoroastrian month.
  • Abarja: Most strenuous
  • Abbas: (from Arabic) Frowning, looking austere; lion; name Of Muhammad's uncle, Abbas ibn Abd-al-Muttalib
  • Abid: Spark, fire
  • Abouali: [Avicenna]] (name of a famous Iranian scientist and philosopher)
  • Abtin: A character in Shahnameh (Fereydun's father)
  • Abtum: Creator of the plentiful waters
  • Adarbad: Protector of fire; name of a saint
  • Adarbahram: Fire of success, victory
  • Adarburzin: Fire of exaltation; name of son of hero Framroz; shortened form of Adarburzinmeher
  • Adarburzinmeher: Fire of exalted love and affection; the third sacred fire of Sassanian Iran, that of husbandmen
  • Adarfiroz: Fire of victory
  • Adarfra: Fire of glory
  • Adargushnasp: Fire dedicated to a war stallion; the second sacred fire of Sassanian Iran, that of warriors; an emblem of military strength
  • Adarhormazd: Fire of God
  • Adarhoshang: Fire of knowledge and intelligence
  • Adarkhordad: Fire of glory
  • Adarkhurshid: Fire Of The Sun
  • Adarmah: Month of Adar (see above)
  • Adarmard: A man of power
  • Adarpadyavand: Fire of power
  • Adarvan: Fire protector
  • Adil: Righteous, just (from Arabic)
  • Adlan:
  • Adro: Most righteous
  • Adwi: Needing no protection
  • 'Aetava:
  • Aerik: see Airik
  • Afiwah: Extremely good
  • Aflatun: Plato
  • Afrang: Splendour, glory
  • Afrasiab: A character in Shahnameh (The King Of Turan)
  • Afshar: Accessorial, fellow, companion, partner.
  • Afshin: An ancient Iranian army commander who quelled the Arab invasion
  • Afsar: (from Pahlavi; from Avestan Aiwi over/on + sar head) Crown; Diadem; Kingdom; Commander; Officer; Premium.
  • Ahad: One, an individual (from Arabic)
  • Ahmad: Most praiseworthy (from Arabic)
  • Ahumstut: One who prays the Ahu (Nvar) (i.e. Yatha Ahu Vairyo)
  • Ahun: Of God, pertaining to God
  • Aidin: Clear; enlightened; illuminated, bright (from Turkish)
  • Airik / Aerik*: Mentioned in Denkard 3 & 28th paragraph of Farwardin Yasht, Grandfather of King Minocheher, brother of Salm & Tuj. (In some books Airik is called Iraj)
  • Airyaman: Noble mind, name of an angel
  • Akbar: Big, great (from Arabic)
  • Akhgar: Firebrand, sparkle.
  • Alborz: Name of a mountain range in Iran that is considered sacred in Zoroastrian faith
  • Ali: High; also Muhammad's son-in-law (from Arabic)
  • Alidad: Given by Ali (Arabic Ali + Persian Daad gave)
  • Altin: Golden (from Turkish)
  • Alvand: Name of a mountain in Iran, near Hamadan
  • Amardad: Immortal; Av. Ameretat; Pahl. Amurdad
  • Amavand: Powerful, strong
  • Amid: A Great Man (from Arabic)
  • Amin: Honest (from Arabic)
  • Amir: King, emir, prince (from Ababic)
  • Amjad: Most excellent, glorious (from Arabic)
  • Anaoshak: Immortality, Felicity.
  • Andisheh: Thought
  • Anosh: Immortal; elixir
  • Anoshiruvan: Having an immortal soul
  • Anoush: Eternal, ever-lasting
  • Anoushiravan: Name af a Persian king
  • Aorang: Glory, honour
  • Aoshnar: A man of intellect; Av. Aoshanara
  • Aparviz: Victorious; an epithet of King Khusru II
  • Aprang: A character in Shahnameh (Saam's Son)
  • Arad: Name of an angel
  • Aram: Quiet; Peaceful.
  • Aran/Aron: A former Persian province in the Caucasus (now part of Azerbaijan)
  • Arang: Colour
  • Arasb: Name of one of Kourosh's generals
  • Arash: Truthfulness; righteousness; name of a famous archer of ancient Iran; Av. Erekhsha
  • Arashk: The first king of the Ashkanian Dynasty
  • Arashmid: Archimedes
  • Arasp: Name of one of Kourosh's generals
  • Arasti: Adorned; name of Zarathushtra's uncle; father of Mediomah
  • Arastoo: Aristotle
  • Arawaostra: Possessing a white stallion
  • Arda: Name of a priest of the Magi (during the Sassanid period)
  • Ardafravash: Holy guardian spirit
  • Ardakhoreh: Having holy lustre
  • Ardalan: (of Kurdish origin)
  • Ardashir/Ardeshir: Name of the founder of the Sassanian dynasty; righteous ruler; Pahl. form of Av. Aretakhshathra
  • Ardavan: A character in Shahnameh; name of many Parthian kings; name of Dariush I's brother
  • Ardeshir: Name of the founder of the Sassanian dynasty (Ardeshir BabakAn); Name of a couple of Achaemenid and Sassanid kings; also name of a couple of characters in Shahnameh
  • Ardaviraf: Holy resplendent hero
  • Ardoon/Ardun: Name of a Persian king
  • Ardavan: Protector of holiness
  • Aarif: Wise, Intelligent (from Arabic)
  • Aria/Arya: Aryan (the original inhabitants of Iran, who came from central Asia)
  • Ariana: Related or belonging to the Aryans
  • Arjan: A kind of fir tree; a kind of mountain almond
  • Arion:
  • Arjang: The house of the prophet Mani; a character in Shahnameh (a Turanian champion, killed by Tus)
  • Arjasp: A character in Shahnameh (Afrasiyab's grandson a Turanian champion; possessor of valuable horses
  • Arjumand: Beloved, dear, noble, the real name of Mumtaz, the wife of Shah Jahaan
  • Arman: Ideal, hope, aspiration
  • Armin: A dweller of the Garden Of Eden; son of King Kobad (a character in Shahnameh, the son of Key-Ghobad
  • Armiyah: Jeremiah
  • Armoun/Armun: Earnest, pledge
  • Arsalan: Lion; brave man
  • Arshad: Head of a group; marcasite
  • Arshak: Straightforward, The first king of the Ashkanian Dynasty (Arsacid Dynasty)
  • Arsham/Arshama: Very strong and brave; hero; the name of Dariush I's grandfather
  • Arshan: Hero
  • Arshasb: Possessor of stallions
  • Arshavir: Righteous hero
  • Arshia/Arsia: Throne
  • Arshis: Blessing
  • Artabaz: Name of Kourosh The Great's commander of war chariots
  • Artafarnis: Havng holy glory
  • Artan: Darius's father-in-law
  • Artavardiya: Doer of justice, Name Of One Of Darius' Generals
  • Artawahishta: Best holiness; one of the seven Amahraspands (meaning Archangels); Av. Asha Vahishta
  • Artay: Strong
  • Arteman: Name of Khashayar's (Xerxes's) brother
  • Artin: Name of a Medes king; righteous
  • Arun: Amiable, attractive
  • Arvand: Swift; brave, courageous; name of a mountain in ancient Iran; majesty, grandeur; a character in Shahnameh (Lohrasb's father)
  • Arvin: Experiment, trial
  • Arya:
  • Aryabod: Chief of the Aryans; guardian of the Aryans
  • Aryaburzin: Exalted Iranian
  • Aryaman: Name of Khashayar's naval commander
  • Aryamanesh: Of Aryan character and nature
  • Aryameher: Aryan sun; sun amongst the Aryans
  • Aryan: Of Aryan character
  • Aryanan: Of Aryan Character & Race
  • Aryaramna: Name Of The Great-Grandfather Of King Darius I
  • Aryasb/Aryasp: Possessor of Aryan horses; name of Kourosh The Great's general and friend
  • Aryo/Aryobarzan: Iranian hero who fought against Alexander
  • Arzani: Worthy
  • Arzhan: A kind of mountain almond
  • Arzhang: A character in Shahnameh
  • Asad: Lion (from Arabic)
  • Asdin: Hope of religion
  • Asif: Name pf the Minister of Solomon; wise (from Arabic)
  • Asfandiar: Created by the Holy Spirit
  • Asghar: Small (from Arabic)
  • Ashavahisht: Best righteousness
  • Ashkan: Name of the third dynasty of Persian kings
  • Ashour:
  • Ashraf: Noble
  • Ashtad: Rectitude; name of an angel
  • Aslan: Lion (from Turkish)
  • Aspandad: Bountiful humility; earth; name of an angel
  • Aspandyar: Bountiful friend; Av. Spentodator Meaning Bountiful
  • Aspantaman: White one; family name of Zarathushtra; Av. Spitama
  • Asrat: Third; Av. Thrita; father of hero Kersasp of the Sama family
  • Astoh: Unconquerable
  • Ata: To Give
  • Atabak: Grand Vizier; Prime Minister; The Lord; father (from Turkish)
  • Atars: Undaunted
  • Atash: Fire
  • Atashban/Atashbon: Guardian of fire
  • Atashband:
  • Athrina: Pertaining to fire
  • Atila: Attila the Hun
  • Aurang: Wisdom; understanding; throne; beauty
  • Aurashaspa: Possessing swift camels
  • Aurvatasp: One having swift horses; name of the father of Vishtaspa
  • Aushedar/Aushedarmah: One who increases holiness; name of a future saviour
  • Auzhan: Hero; victorious
  • Avgan: A character in Shahnameh (name of a warrior in Ferydoon's army)
  • Ayanghat: Made of iron
  • Ayaz: Name Of Sultan Mahmoud's Famous Royal Servant; Night Breeze (from Turkish)
  • Aydin: Clear; enlightened; illuminated, bright (from Turkish)
  • Aytun: Speaker (from Turkish)
  • Azad: Free, liberated
  • Azadafroz: Shining nobly
  • Azadchehr: Of noble appearance
  • Azadmard: Noble man
  • Azadsarv: Noble cypress
  • Azar/Aazar: (Av. Atar, Pahl. Atur) Fire; Fire temple; 9th month of the Iranian year; Name of the angel presiding over sun and 9th month/day of the Iranian year/month.
  • Azarafrooz: A character in Shahnameh (son of Esfandiar)
  • Azarang: Bright, shining, flame-coloured, red
  • Azarbod: Guardian of fire
  • Azardad: Freedom-giving
  • Azarkevan: Fire of Saturn; name of a famous Dastur
  • Azarmig: Endearing, honoured, respected
  • Azartash/Azartush: Salamander
  • Azarzushnes: Fire-like potency
  • Azim: Big, great
  • Azin: Decoration
  • Azman: (from Arabic) Infinite
  • Umid: Hope

Be (ب)[edit]

  • Babak/Bobak: A character in Shahnameh; diminutive of father in Persian; ancestor of Sassanian King Ardashir; papak, little father
  • Baghodat: Created by God
  • Bahador/Bahadur: Brave, honourable, valiant
  • Bahar: Spring
  • Bahman: Name of the 11th month of the Iranian Calendar; name of a couple of characters in Shahnameh (one of Esfandiyar's sons); good mind
  • Bahmanyar: Having a friend with a good mind; name of a student of Avicenna
  • Bahmard: Good man
  • Bahram/Behram: A character in Shahnameh; the planet Mars; victorious; name of an angel; Av. Verethraghna
  • Bahramchobin: Having a victorious club; name of a celebrated Iranian general
  • Bahramdad: Created by victory
  • Bahramgor: Sassanian King Bahram, famed for shooting skill
  • Bahramian: Descended from the family of Bahram
  • Bakhtafrid/Bakhtafrit: Blessed by fortune
  • Bakhtiar/Bakhtyar: Name of a tribe; name of place in southern Iran; friend of fortune
  • Baktash: The elder, grandee of a tribe; precious, dear; name of one of the kings of Kharazm
  • Balash: Name of a Sassanid king
  • Bamdad: Early morning; name of Mazdak's Father
  • Bamdat: Dawn
  • Bamin: Bright, radiant; a town in Herat, Afghanistan
  • Bamshad: Pleasant dawn; a famous musician in the Sassanid dynasty
  • Banan: Tips of the fingers (from Arabic)
  • Baraz: Exalted
  • Barbad/Barbod: A famous musician in Khosro Parviz's court (Sassanid dynasty)
  • Bardia/Bardiya: Name Of Kourosh The Great's Son Who Was Also Darius I's Father-In-Law
  • Barid: Courier, messenger
  • Barin: Eminent; supreme; pleasant; the north-east wind; name of a fire temple; strength, power (from Turkish)
  • Barkhia: The father of Asef (from Arabic)
  • Barmac/Barmak: Name of a noble and famous Iranian family from Khorasan who served as Grand Vizier during Harun Al-Rashid
  • Barman: High minded; a character in Shahnameh (one of Afrasiyab's generals)
  • Barsam: Great fire; an army commander in the Sassanid dynasty
  • Barzin: An Iranian hero, a character in Shahnameh
  • Barzu: Exalted
  • Bashir: A messenger of good news (from Arabic)
  • Bashu: Lizard
  • Basim: Smiling (from Arabic)
  • Basir: Wise (from Arabic)
  • Bastam: Coral
  • Bastavar/Bastur: Name of a famous hero; Av. Bastavairi one who wears tight armour around his chest; name of Zarir's son and King Gushtasp's nephew
  • Bastin: Patient
  • Bavand: Iranian dynasty that ruled Tabaristan (now Mazandaran, northern Iran
  • Bavar: Belief
  • Bavard: Name of a hero, and the city (near Neishabur) founded by him
  • Bazan:
  • Bazur: A character in Shahnameh (The Turanian Sorcerer)
  • Bazyar: A falconer; a farmer
  • Bahbud: Healthy
  • Bahbud: Good leader
  • Bahdad: Excellent gift; of good birth
  • Bahdin: Good rite; of good religion
  • Bahfar: Dignified
  • Bahkam: Good wish
  • Behmanesh: Clean in deed
  • Bahmard: Good man
  • Bahnam: Reputable; someone with an honourable name
  • Bahnan:
  • Bahnia: Of good ancestry
  • Behnoud: The name of Indian kings
  • Bahpour: Good son
  • Behrad: Charitable person; giver of goodness, one of Godlike goodness
  • Bahrang: Good color
  • Behruz: Fortunate, lucky (literally 'good day')
  • Bahzad/Bahzaad: بهزاد Literally "of good birth"; Born of a good/noble family; Aristocrat; Also the horse of Siyavash (Iranian mythological paladin) in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh is called Shabrang Behzad شبرنگ بهزاد meaning Blackish Behzad, riding which, he valiantly leaps through burning pyres as a gesture to prove his righteousness.
  • Belka: Knowledgeable (from Turkish)
  • Berezavant: Exalted
  • Bezan: Name of the son of Banugushnasp, the brave daughter of Rustam
  • Bijan/Bizhan: A character in Shahnameh (Giv's son and Manijeh's husband)
  • Bina: Seeing, clear-sighted
  • Bokhtar: Redeemer, saviour, reliever of all troubles
  • Borjasb: Possessor of tall and lean horses
  • Borhan:
  • Borjis: Exaltation
  • Borna: Young, youthful
  • Borzin: Fire; name of an ancient fire temple; name of an ancient champion of Iran
  • Borzoo/Borzu: Tall; a character in Shahnameh (Sohrab's son)
  • Borzouyeh/Borzuyeh: Iranian physician of Sassanid period (he translated Pancha Tantra from Sanskrit into Persian and named it Kelileh And Demneh)
  • Bostin: Patient
  • Bozorgmehr/Buzarjomehr: Name of the Prime Minister of Anushiravan, King of Persia
  • Bandar: With a noble lineage
  • Burjor: Exalted
  • Burzafrah: Having exalted glory
  • Burzafrid: One who is exalted
  • Burzasp: Having tall stallions
  • Burzin: Exalted
  • Burzincheher: With an exalted face
  • Burzinkurush: Exalted sun; name of a teacher of [Zarathushtra]]
  • Burzinmeher/Buzargmeher: Exalted love, great friendship

Pe (پ)[edit]

  • Parham
  • Parikal
  • Payam : Messenger
  • Pooya
  • Pooyan: A Person who explores new ideas
  • Parvis: A character in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh
  • Pasha: A Turkish name for Lord - From Persian Padshah (King)
  • Paymon: Covenant, promise, contract
  • Poriya/Poria: Name of mythical Persian Warrior
  • Pezhman/Pejam: Sad/Broken hearted. Desire/Wish. Great.
  • Pedram:

Te (ت)[edit]

  • Tahmasp: A Persian King
  • Thraetona: A Pishdadian King

pezhman

Se (ث)[edit]

Jim (ج)[edit]

  • Jabir
  • Jafar
  • Jahangir
  • Jalal
  • Jamshid: A person who people cluster around; a character in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh, a king
  • Jahanzaib: A person who suits to the world;
  • Jawaad : a person who is merciful

Che (چ)[edit]

  • Chubin: Having a wooden mace, club, or bat; nickname of the famous General Bahram of King Khusru Parvez who used a wooden club

He (ح)[edit]

  • Hisam
  • Hamid: "thankful, praising" in Arabic
  • Hamaseh
  • Haydar

Khe (خ)[edit]

  • Khaled:
  • Khayam:
  • Khosrow: Caesar

Dal (د)[edit]

  • Dara: Wealthy, also a character in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh
  • Darab:
  • Dariush/Darius: Name of a Persian king
  • Dariyan / Daryan: A village in north-western Iran
  • Delawar: A person who devote his/her heart, particularly to the loved ones; a very brave person in the battlefield whose presence encourages the rest
  • Damon:
  • Dawud:

Zal (ذ)[edit]

Re (ر)[edit]

  • Ramin: Old Zoroastrian name, featured in "Vis and Ramin"; joyful
  • Rasam:
  • Rayan/Ryon/Ryan: Kings
  • Rostam:
  • Rouzbeh: Fortunate, lucky (literally 'good day')
  • Radin: young man
  • Raheel: One who shows the way. Fearless or Brave

Ze (ز)[edit]

  • Zartosht: Zoroaster

Zhe (ژ)[edit]

  • Zhubin: ژوبين Spear; Swift. Derived from Sanskrit 'jubeen,' by way of Hindi 'zubin'

ZAHRA

Sin (س)[edit]

  • Saam: Zal's father in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh-Rostam's grandfather
  • Sa'id: Happy, blessed
  • Sahand: massive, heavily eroded stratovolcano in northwestern Iran
  • Sarvenaz
  • Sasan: Father of Ardeshir the founder of Sassanid dynasty
  • Sepehr: the sky
  • Siamak: Black haired Boy, Bringer of Joy, Great Empreror, A character in Shahnameh (Kiumars' son)
  • Siroos: The first king of the Persian Empire. The English equivalent is Cyrus
  • Sohrab: Son of Rostam the hero of the epic story Shahnameh
  • Soroush: Messenger; angel
  • Surena: Parthian General
  • Saaghar

Shin (ش)[edit]

  • Shapoor: The son of the King
  • Shaya: From "Shayesteh" meaning "worthy"

Sad (ص)[edit]

Saalih: Name of a prophet, Righteous

Zad (ض)[edit]

Ta (ط)[edit]

  • Taha: Name of prophet Mohammad

Za (ظ)[edit]

Ayn (ع)[edit]

Ghayn (غ)[edit]

  • Ghazanfar:

Fe (ف)[edit]

  • Faramarz: Without limit; a character in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh
  • Faraz:
  • Farbod: An ancient Persian figure known to be the keeper or protector of glory. "Farbod" is mistakenly referenced on certain internet sites as meaning "right" or "orthodox." Rather, it is a name dating back to before the Arabic invasion of the Persian empire. Many Iranian families gave this name to their male children after the Iranian revolution as a statement of resistance to the Islamic regime.
  • Fardin:
  • Faredun/Faridoon/Fereydoon: Pahl. Fretan; Av. Thraeraona meaning thrice strong; famous king of Iran, who killed Zohak
  • Farhad: A character in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh
  • Farhang:
  • Fariborz:
  • Farid: Unique, precious
  • Farkhan: Big king, Farkhaneh; behaving with propriety
  • Farnian:
  • Farokh:
  • Farshad:
  • Farshid:
  • Farzad:
  • Farzin:
  • Firdaus/Firdaws:
  • Firuwz: Victorious
  • Foroud:
  • faryar:
  • farzad:

Qaf (ق)[edit]

  • ghobad

Kaf (ک)[edit]

  • Kambiz: Fortunate
  • Kamiar/Kamyar: Successful in life
  • Kamran: Successful in every undertaking; name of a learned Zoroastrian of Shiraz. The English name Cameron comes from Kamran
  • Kaveh: A character in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh
  • Kaykavus: A Kiani King
  • Keyon: Persian King
  • Keyvan: Saturn; a star
  • Kian: The second dynasty of the Iranian empire
  • Kiarash:
  • Kurosh or koorosh: Cyrus
  • Kasra:

Gaf (گ)[edit]

Lam (ل)[edit]

Mim (م)[edit]

  • Muhammad/Muhamad:
  • Masih:
  • Mani: Someone who will stay forever - A Persian Prophet
  • Manuchahr: A hero from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi
  • Maziar/Maziyar: Name of an ancient Persian warrior
  • Mehran
  • Mehrdad: Gift of the sun
  • Maysam:
  • Miad:
  • Milad: A character of Shahnameh (Gorgin's father)
  • Moein:

Nun (ن)[edit]

  • Nader: rare
  • Nadir
  • Nadim
  • Nafis: Arabic precious, valuable
  • Nami: Famous
  • Nariman
  • Navid: Good news
  • Naysan: alt. sp. Neysan, Neyson, Nayson, Nyson
  • Nikrad: good noble man
  • Nimâ: An old Iranian Tabari name, pen name of the great poet Nimâ Yushij

Waw (و)[edit]

  • Wahid: "The One" "Unique" "Charming"
  • Wala: Superior

He (ه)[edit]

  • Hadish: Heaven, Khashayar's palace in Persepolis
  • Houman: Enormous guarding mountain; ancient Persian God
  • Hourang: Unknown

Ye (ی)[edit]

Girls[edit]

  • Aban
  • Afra
  • Afruz
  • Alisha
  • Amitis
  • Anahid
  • Anahita
  • Anousha
  • Arezou
  • Ariana
  • Armaghan
  • Arqavan
  • Asa
  • Asha
  • Ashraf
  • Atosa
  • Ava
  • Azadeh/Aazaadeh : Free; liberated.
  • Azar
  • Azargoon
  • Azarmidokht
  • Azarnoush
  • Azin
  • Azita
  • Bahar
  • Baharak
  • Bahareh
  • Bamdad
  • Banafsheh
  • Banoo
  • Barmak
  • Basim
  • Behdokht
  • Behnateh
  • Behnaz
  • Behrokh
  • Beti
  • Betjat
  • Bita
  • Bolour
  • Borna
  • Bouseh
  • Chalipa
  • Daanaa
  • Darya
  • Delara
  • Delbar
  • Dinah
  • Donya
  • Dorsa
  • Elaaheh
  • Ilham
  • Erfanieh
  • Esther A Jewish-Persian queen. She was married to Cyrus the Great.
  • Farah
  • Farahnaz
  • Farangis
  • Fargol
  • Fariba Goddess of beauty. All the men wanted her, while the girls envied her.
  • Faridah
  • Farima
  • Farkhondeh
  • Farnaz
  • Farnia
  • Farzaneh
  • Farishtah
  • Firuzah
  • Gauhar
  • Gelareh
  • Ghazaalah
  • Ghazal
  • Gilda
  • Gisu
  • Gauhar
  • Gulandam
  • Gulandam
  • Gulbahar
  • Gulcheher
  • Guli
  • Gulnaz
  • Gulnaz
  • Gulnush
  • Gulpari
  • Gulrokh
  • Gulsa
  • Gordia
  • Guilda
  • Gulshan
  • Hawwa
  • Haalah
  • Hasti
  • Hayat
  • Hadiyah
  • Hengameh
  • Huma
  • Iran
  • Irandokht
  • Jalah
  • Jamak
  • Jila
  • Katayuwn /Katayun
  • Keivan
  • Keyvandokht (Kayvondokht)
  • Khayzuran
  • Kiana
  • Kimya (Kimia, Kimiya)
  • Ladan
  • Lalah
  • Layah
  • Layla (Laila)
  • Laili
  • Lida
  • Mahasti
  • Mahin
  • Mahnaz
  • Mahsa
  • Mahtab
  • Mandana
  • Manizheh


Alif (الف)[edit]

  • Afsaneh افسانه: Myth; Legend; Adventure.
  • Afsun افسون: Enchantment; Charm; Magic.
  • Ahu, Ahoo آهو: Female deer.
  • Aida
  • Alaaleh آلاله: Buttercup flower.
  • Amaria: Female Sassanid name
  • Amitis: Wise friend; Shahbanu of Iran, daughter of Astiak Shah of Mad (The Median King), Wife of Cyrus the Great
  • Amstrida / Amstreeda: Daughter of Ardeshir II (Artaxerxes II)
  • Anahita: Angel of water & rain, clean, innocent
  • Anahid: Variation of Anahita
  • Andia: Hope, wish
  • Anoosha: Immortal, Variation of Anosh (boys name)
  • Arezou: Wish, hope, desire, ideal
  • Armita:Righteous, virtuous, good
  • Aryames: Achaemenid name, A princess from Alexander's time
  • Asana: Calmness
  • Asatira / Asatyra: Angel of calmness, (Wife of Darius III)
  • Atosa / Atousa: Daughter of Cyrus, Daughter of Ardeshir II (Artaxerxes II)
  • Ava: A fulfilling sound or voice
  • Aydina: Joyous, glad, blissful.
  • Azadeh: Free, unbounded
  • Azar: Fire
  • Afareen: Praise; also means to create
  • afsAneh: A fairy tale
  • afsar: Crown
  • afshAn: To sprinkle
  • afsoon: Charm, spell, bewitchment
  • aghigh: Name of a stone
  • Ahou/Ahoo: Deer
  • akhtar: Star; also name of a flower
  • akram: Honourable; great
  • AlAleh: A flower
  • AnAhitA: Goddess of water
  • anusheh/anoosheh: Happy, fortunate
  • ArA: Ornament, decoration
  • Arazuw: Wish
  • arghavAn: Redish Purple
  • armaghAn: Gift
  • ashraf: Nobler or Noblest
  • AsA: Like, similar to
  • asal: Honey
  • Aasiyah: The name of Pharaoh's wife who educated Moses
  • Atefeh: Affection
  • atifeh: ???
  • AtoosA: Name of an Iranian princess
  • AvA: Voice, call
  • Aawizah: A pendant
  • AzAdeh: Free
  • Azin: Accessories (usually jewelry)
  • AzitA: Name of an Iranian princess
  • Azar: Fire, 9th month of the Iranian calendar
  • Azarin: See Above
  • Azin
  • ahmad:Another names of Islams prophet
  • saikia, Bishnu...an assamese surname

Be (ب)[edit]

  • Banafshe: Pansy; Violet (flower)
  • BahAr: Spring (season)
  • BahAre:
  • BahArak: Small Spring (season)
  • BahAreh: Someone who brings the spring (or a sprint flower)
  • BahAmin/BahAmeen: Spring
  • BAnou: Lady
  • BehbahA: Best price
  • Behdis:
  • Behdokht: Best girl
  • Behfar: Good class
  • Behgol: Good flower
  • BehnAz: Best coquetry
  • Behnoosh: Good drink
  • Behrokh: Best face
  • Bita: Unique;peerless
  • Bolour: Crystal
  • Bousseh: Kiss

Pe (پ)[edit]

  • Panthea: The most beautiful woman of the Persian Emipire. Cyrus the Great admired her for her beauty.
  • Parastoo:
  • Pari: Fairy; Nymph; Extremely benevolent genie.
  • Parisa: (from pari fairy + Saa attributive suffix) Beautiful and bemevolent as a fairy.
  • Parivash: Beautiful and benevolent as a fairy (from pari fairy + vash attributive suffix)
  • Parvane: Butterfly
  • Parvin:
  • Parya:
  • Pegah: Early morning's light
  • Peroshad:
  • Persia:
  • Pooneh:
  • Pooran:
  • Poorandokht:

Te (ت)[edit]

Tahere

Se (ث)[edit]

  • Salnaz: An ancient Turkic name for "important"

Jim (ج)[edit]

Jeiran: Gazelle, deer

Che (چ)[edit]

He (ح)[edit]

  • Hoda:
  • Homa: A mythical bird in Persian mythology. The person on whom Homa sat became king of Persia

Khe (خ)[edit]

khatere:Memory

Khatoun:Lady

Khandan

Dal (د)[edit]

  • Darya: The ocean
  • Delkesh:
  • Donya: The world
  • Delnaz: Sweetheart, beloved
  • Dorre: Sparkling pearls

Zal (ذ)[edit]

Re (ر)[edit]

  • Ramesh:
  • Rozhave:
  • Roshanak: Luminous beauty
  • Rose: name of flower
  • Roya: A precious dream
  • Roxana: Persian princess
  • Rudabeh: Symbol of beauty, Shining Child, the quintessential first lady of persian literature

Ze (ز)[edit]

  • Zar: Golden
  • Zarbanoo: Lady of go

Zhe (ژ)[edit]

  • Zhaleh: ژاله Dew.

Sin (س)[edit]

  • Saaghar: cup for wine
  • Sahar: Early morning
  • Sahrah: desert
  • Samirah
  • Sanaz: Name of flower
  • Sanam: (from Arabic) idol
  • Sara: Calm, Peaceful
  • Sepideh:Dawn
  • Sawsan:name of a flower
  • Seema : Countenance
  • Seriti:
  • Setareh: star
  • Susan:
  • Sudabah:
  • Suhaylah:

Shin (ش)[edit]

  • Shadi:happiness
  • Shagayeg: Red corn poppy, a symbol of love
  • Shahrzad
  • Shervin/Sherveen/Shervin Dokht(feminine form): Beautiful, Eternal Soul, Brave
  • Shirin: Sweet
  • Sheyda: Someone who is lovesick, in love

Sad (ص)[edit]

  • Sadaf: Sea shell or mother of pearl

Zad (ض)[edit]

Ta (ط)[edit]

  • Tala: Gold
  • Tandis:Image, Beautiful Sight
  • Tannaz: Beautiful, Cute, Coy, Coquettish (Also a character in Persian Literature, Shahnameh, Arash's Daughter)
  • Tavus/Taavuws: Peacock
  • Toosak/Tousak/Tusak: A Flower (Pincushion)
  • Thapa, Sanjay the great

Za (ظ)[edit]

Ayn (ع)[edit]

Ghayn (غ)[edit]

  • Ghazaalah: Gazelle

Fe (ف)[edit]

  • Fariba: Someone who plays tricks on people, or cast a spell with her beauty
  • Farihtah: Angel
  • Firuzah: Turquoise
  • Fakhri: Glory
  • Farah: Joy, hapiness, cheerfulness
  • FarahnAz: Joy
  • Farangis: A female character in Shahnameh
  • FaribA: Charming, enticing
  • Farideh: Unique, precious
  • Farkhondeh: Happy, joyous
  • Farrin: Glorified
  • FarzAneh: Wise
  • FarAnak: A character in Shahnameh, Fereidoun's mother
  • FarnAz: Splendid coquetry, glorious coquetry
  • Fatamah: The name of prophet Muhammad's daughter
  • Farishtah: Angel
  • FilA: Lover
  • Firuzah/Firuwzah: Turquoise
  • FojAn/FozhAn: A loud voice or sound
  • Forough: Brightness
  • ForouzAn: Shining
  • Forouzandeh: Shining

Qaf (ق)[edit]

Ghamar:(from arabic)Moon

Kaf (ک)[edit]

  • KatAyun/KatAyun: A character in Shahnameh

Gaf (گ)[edit]

  • Giti: Universe
  • Golsa: Like flower
  • Golbarg: Petal
  • Golrokh: Flower Face
  • Gulnar: Fire Flower

Lam (ل)[edit]

  • Layla:(from Arabic) night
  • Ladan: Flowers
  • Laleh: "tulip" in Persian
  • Lida:
  • Lila: Lilac tree or lilac flower
  • Linda:
  • Layah:
  • Laylia:(From Zand) Beautiful night, similar to 'Yalda'

Mim (م)[edit]

  • Mahdiyah: (from Arabic) Female of Mahdi,
  • Mahdokht: Daughter of the moon
  • Malihe: (from Arabic, feminine of Malih) Charming, Cute
  • Maryam: Mary:Jesus mother; a flower
  • Marjan: (from Arabic) Coral
  • Malikah
  • Mehri
  • Mina Flower
  • Minoo: Heaven, Firmament; Afterworld; Paradise
  • Mitra: (Mitr in Pahlavi, Mitra in Sanskrit, Mehr/Meher in Avesta, Mithras in Latin) Indo-Iranian goddess of sun in pre-Zoroastrian era and an angel in post-Zoroastrian era who attends provisions of the 7th Iranian month of Mehr.

Nun (ن)[edit]

  • Naghmeh:
  • Nahid: Name of 2nd planet from sun.=Anahita(Goddess of sun)
  • Nargis: Narcissus
  • Nasree: Sunshine
  • Nasrin: Name of a flower
  • Nazanin
  • Nagin/Naginah: Precious jewel
  • Nezhat
  • Naushin: Sweetness
  • Nyousha: Who listen very careful
  • Niloofar: Flower
  • Niyaz: need
  • Nahimah: (or Nagmah) Sweet sounding melody

Vav (و)[edit]

  • Vida:
  • Vadi: Land
  • Vala: High

He (ه)[edit]

  • Helya: Sunshine
  • Haleh: Halo
  • Hayla: Bird, Merlin

Ye (ی)[edit]

  • Yasamin: Jasmine
  • Yasmin

External links[edit]

  1. Persian Names
  2. Persian Baby Names
  3. Zoroastrian names
  4. Iranian Names
  5. نامهای ایران
  6. Persian Feminine Names