Persian Submitted Surnames

Persian names 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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AFGHANZADA     Afghani, Persian
Means "son of the Afghan", from the Pashto and Persian exonym افغان‎‎ (afǧân) referring to an inhabitant of Afghanistan or a member of the Pashtun ethnic group combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AGASSI     Armenian, Persian, Italian
The surname Agassi most likely evolved from a nickname for someone resembling a mappie, perhaps jokingly referred to as chattering or nagging person. ... [more]
AHMADI     Persian, Indonesian, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Ahmad.
AHMADZADEH     Persian
From the given name Ahmad combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AKBARI     Persian
From the given name Akbar.
ALIZADE     Persian, Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
ALIZADEH     Persian
From the given name Ali (1) combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
ALMAZAN     Arabic, Persian
meaning "from a diamond" in Arabic. it is usually from people with Persian backgrounds around the area of present day Iran and Lebanon.
AMINI     Persian
From the given name Amin.
AMIRI     Persian, Arabic
From the given name Amir.
ANWARI     Persian, Afghani
Variant of Anwar.
ARDEHI     Persian, Ancient Persian, Persian Mythology
House Ardehis of Zagors or Ardahvans (Persian: اردهیان) were one of the Persian Sassanid royal families, who occupied the Mounts of Zagros before the Islamic conquest of Persia in 650 CE. Ardahvans in Shahnameh and Persian mythology are mentioned to be the first settlers of Zagros mountains, and the constructors of Forts Of Zagros... [more]
ASHTIANI     Persian
Possibly related to the Iranian city or county of Ashtian.
AYARI     Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AZAM     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
AZIZI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi), Malaysian
From the given name Aziz.
BAKHTIARI     Persian
From the given name Bakhtiar.
BONIADI     Persian (Rare)
Most likely derived from Persian بنياد‎‎ (Bonīād), the name of a village in the Bushehr Province of Iran. A notable bearer is Iranian-American actress Nazanin Boniadi (1980-).
CHAMANARA     Persian
Means "gardener", from Persian چمن (čaman) meaning "lawn, meadow, orchard" combined with آرا (ârâ) "to arrange, to decorate".
DARVISH     Persian
From a title denoting a Sufi ascetic, from the Persian word درویش (darviš) meaning "poor, needy".
EBADI     Persian
Derived from Arabic عِبَاد (ʿibād), the plural of عَبْد (ʿabd) meaning “servant, slave”.
EMAMI     Persian
From the Arabic إمام‎‎ (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used as a title for the leader of worship at an Islamic mosque.
ESLAMI     Persian
From Arabic إِسْلَام (ʾislām) meaning "submission, resignation", used to refer to the monotheistic religion of the same name (see Islam or the given name Islam).
ESMAEILI     Persian
From the given name Esmaeil.
FARHADI     Persian
From the given name Farhad.
FARZANEH     Persian
From Persian فرزانه (farzâne) meaning "wise, learned".
GANJOO     Indian, Urdu, Persian
Ganjoo is a surname from Kashmiri Pandit clan . The original name was Ganwar, meaning Person in charge of Treasury in Kings court. This name gradually changed to Ganjoo or Ganju.
GHARAGOZLOU     Persian
Meaning "black eye".
GHASEMI     Persian
Derived from the given name Ghasem.
GHORBANI     Persian
Derived from Arabic قُرْبَان (qurbān) meaning "sacrifice", referring to the Islamic practise Qurbani of slaughtering a livestock animal for Eid al-Adha.
HABIBI     Persian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Habib.
HASSANI     Swahili, Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hassan.
HEIDARI     Persian
Variant transcription of Heydari.
HEJAZI     Persian
Variant transcription of Hijazi.
HEYDARI     Persian
Derived from the given name Heydar.
HOSSEINI     Persian
Derived from the given name Hossein.
HOSSEINZADEH     Persian
From the given name Hossein combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
IMANI     Persian
From the given name Iman.
JAFARI     Persian
From the given name Jafar.
JAHANI     Persian
From the given name Jahan.
JAZAYERI     Persian
Derived from Persian جزایر (jazâyir) meaning "islands", of Arabic origin.
KABIR     Bengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
KABIRI     Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great".
KAMALIAZAD     Pakistani, Persian
It's derived from the words Kamali meaning "Ascetic's blanket" & aazaad meaning "free or independent", or even kamaal-i-aazaad meaning "perfection of the free, or independent".
KASSEM     Arabic, Persian
Kassem, Kassim, Kasim, or Qasim \q(a)-sim\ is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Kassem is "charitable, generous; one who gives to the people".... [more]
KHANSARI     Persian
Actual meaning is unknown; originated in the Iranian tribe the Kurds.
KHOSRAVI     Persian
From the given name Khusraw.
MALEK     Indian (Muslim), Gujarati, Persian, Bengali (Muslim), Arabic
Variant of Malik. A notable bearer is Rami Malek (1981-), an Egyptian-American actor.
MANSOURI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mansur.
MIRZADEH     Persian
From Persian title امیرزاده (amirzâde), itself derived from Arabic أمير (’amīr) meaning "commander, prince" combined with the Persian suffix زاده (zâde) meaning "offspring" (see Mirza).
MIRZAEI     Persian
Derived from the given name Mirza.
MOHAMMADI     Persian
From the given name Mohammad.
MOHAMMADPOURKARKARAGH     Persian (Rare)
From the given name Mohammad combined with Persian پور (pur) "son" and the name of the Persian village of Karkaraq.
MOHAMMADZADEH     Persian
From the given name Mohammad combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
MOKRI     Persian
This is a Persian surname.... [more]
NASRI     Arabic, Persian
Derived from Arabic نَصْر (naṣr) meaning “triumph, victory”.
NASSIRI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Nasir.
NIKBIN     Persian
In Farsi (Persian) 'nik-' means good, and 'bin' means 'seeing'. ... [more]
NOORI     Persian, Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Noor (1).
PASDAR     Persian
Means "guard, sentinel, watchman" in Persian.
PIRHADI     Persian
Either from Persian پیر (pir) meaning "old" combined with Hadi or from the name of the Persian village of Pirhadi.
RAHIMI     Persian
From the given name Rahim.
RAHMANI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Rahman.
RAMEZANI     Persian
Derived from the given name Ramezan.
REZAEI     Persian
Derived from the given name Reza.
RIAHI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic رِيح (rīḥ) meaning "wind" or "smell, odor" (chiefly Tunisian).
ROSTAMZADEH     Persian
From the given name Rostam combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
SABA     Pakistani, Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Saba or Sabah.
SADEGHI     Persian
Derived from Persian صادق (sâdeq) meaning "honest, truthful, true"; ultimately from Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq). It is etymologically related to Siddiqui and Seddiki.
SALEHI     Persian
Derived from the given name Saleh.
SALIMI     Persian
Either derived from the Arabic given name Salim or from Salimi, the name of a village in the Isfahan Province of Iran.
SATTARI     Persian
From Persian ستار (setâr) meaning "star" (see Setareh or Sitara).
SEDIQI     Afghani, Persian
Afghani Persian variant of Sadeghi.
SHAH     Persian, Afghani
From the Persian word شاه (šâh) meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by Iranian monarchs.
SHAHIN     Bengali (Muslim), Arabic, Persian
From the given name Shahin.
SHAHINI     Persian, Albanian
From the given name Shahin or from one of the multiple places in Iran named Shahini.
SHEIKH     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Somali, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head", used as title for a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.
SIDIQI     Pashto, Persian, Afghani
Means "the veracious" from Arabic صَدَقَ (ṣadaqa) meaning "to be truthful, to be sincere". It is also a variant of Persian Sadeghi.
SOLEIMANI     Persian
From the given name Soleiman.
TAHERI     Persian, Iranian, Afghani
From the given name Taher.
YOUSEFI     Persian
Derived from the given name Yousef.
ZADEH     Persian
From Persian زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring (of)", also often used as a suffix for patronymic-based Persian surnames.
ZAHEDI     Persian
From the given name Zahed.
ZARGARI     Persian
Derived from Persian زرگر‎‎ (zargar) meaning "goldsmith". It may also be used to refer to the Zargari, a Romani-related ethnic group from Zargar, Iran, or simply to the village of Zargar in the Qazvin Province of Iran.
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