Persian Names

Male Names
  • Armaan (Persian) - Wish, longing [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Name of Persian origin favored in the Punjabi region of India. Used frequently by those whom are Sikhs.

  • Arman (Germanic) - Man in the army. [English, French and Armenian speaking countries]

    Arman is most commonly found in English speaking countries as a surname, but it also occurs as a given name. It is from the family of hereditary surnames and signifies a familiar relationship.

    Arman also occurs quite frequently in those wit

  • Cyrus (Persian) - Sun; lord; throne [English and Persian speaking countries]

    The name Cyrus is derived from either the Persian word "kurush," which may relate to the sun, or "kuru", which relates to throne.

    Cyrus the Great was the first Persian ruler; he conquered Babylon, and is known Biblically for releasing the

  • Darius (Persian) - Maintain well; possess and good [English and Persian speaking countries]

    Darius the Great was king of Persia in the fifth and sixth centurys BC. He is famous for being a great financier and fighting against the Greeks at Marathon.

    Darius Danesh is a singer.

  • Jasper (Persian) - Treasurer; spotted stone [English speaking countries]

    In English, the name Jasper can derive either from the Persian name Caspar, meaning "treasurer," or the Persian word "yashp," meaning "spotted stone." It is the name of a semi-precious form of quartz.

    Famous Jaspers include Jasper Tudor, u

  • Rayan (Persian) - Fragrant herb, sweet scented herb [Arabic and English speaking countries]

    Rayan actually is a name with many different meanings and associations. It is derivative of the Persian rayhan, but also has a slightly different meaning in Arabic which generally refers to the heavens. In Islam, Rayan is specifically used to describe th

  • Taj (Sanskrit) - Crown [Arabic, English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Indian and Arabic name meaning "crown", respectively from the Sanskrit and the Persian.

    A taj is also a tall conical cap worn by Muslims as a headdress of distinction.

  • Xerxes (Persian) - Chief [Arabic, English and Greek speaking countries]

    Hellenised version of a Persian name belonging to a 5th-century BC Persian king.

Female Names
  • Anahi (Persian) - The immaculate; chaste [English and Spanish speaking countries]

    A diminutive form of the Persian Ahahita, Anahi is a shortened form or nickname that is also accepted and used on it's own.

  • Esther (Persian) - Star [English and French speaking countries]

    Esther is a name of debated origin. It might be from the Persian, meaning "star", or a Hebrew form of the Persian goddess Ishtar.
    In the Old Testament, Esther is the name of the Jewish queen of King Ahasuerus of Persia who save her people from the

  • Leila (Persian) - Dark-haired beauty; night [Arabic, English and Persian speaking countries]

    Leila is a common Persian name that has recently gained a measure of popularity in the English-speaking world.

  • Leyla (Persian) - Dark-haired beauty; night [Arabic and English speaking countries]

    A variant transcription of Laila.

  • Mina (Germanic) - Will, desire + helmet, protection [English speaking countries]

    Short form of various names with this ending, including Wilhelmina, also used as an independent given name since the 19th century.
    In Scotland, it is a Highland short form of Calumina and Normina, also used on its own.

  • Taja (Sanskrit) - Crown [Arabic and English speaking countries]
Gender Neutral Names