Persian Submitted Surnames
are used in the country of Iran, in southwestern Asia, which is part of the Muslim world. See also about Iranian names
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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]
AKBAR Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Indonesian, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Arabic, Persian
From the given name Akbar
, itself derived from the Arabic أَكْبَر (’akbar)
"greater, greatest", the elative degree of كَبِير (kabīr)
"big, large, great". It is most widely used in the Islamic takbir: الله أكبر (Allāhu Akbar)
meaning "God is the greatest".
From the given name Ali (1)
combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde)
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.
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]
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
Means "gardener", from Persian چمن (čaman)
meaning "lawn, meadow, orchard" combined with آرا (ârâ)
"to arrange, to decorate".
From a title denoting a Sufi ascetic, from the Persian word درویش (darviš)
meaning "poor, needy".
From the Arabic إمام (ʾimām)
meaning "leader, guide", used as a title for the leader of worship at an Islamic mosque.
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
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
Derived from Persian جزایر (jazâyir)
meaning "islands", of Arabic origin.
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr)
meaning "big, large, great".
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]
Actual meaning is unknown; originated in the Iranian tribe the Kurds.
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
MOHAMMAD Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Kashmiri, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Pakistani, Arabic, Persian, Afghani, Pashto, Punjabi
From the given name Mohammad
Either from Persian پیر (pir)
meaning "old" combined with Hadi
or from the name of the Persian village of Pirhadi.
Derived from Persian صادق (sâdeq)
meaning "honest, truthful, true"; ultimately from Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq)
. It is etymologically related to Siddiqui
Either derived from the Arabic given name Salim
or from Salimi
, the name of a village in the Isfahan Province of Iran.
SHAH Persian, Afghani
From the Persian word شاه (šâh)
meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by Iranian monarchs.
SHEIKH Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Assamese, Urdu, Marathi, Pakistani, Somali, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi
From the Arabic شَيْخ (šayḵ)
meaning "chief, chieftain, head, patriarch"; used as title for a political or spiritual leader of a community.
From Persian زاده (-zâde)
meaning "offspring (of)", also often used as a suffix for patronymic-based Persian surnames.
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.