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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ABDOLLAHIPersian
From the given name Abdollah.
AFGHANZADAPersian, Afghani
Means "son of the Afghan", from Pashto and Persian 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".
AGASSIArmenian, 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]
AGHAEIPersian
Derived from the Persian title آقا (âqâ) meaning "sir, lord", of Turkic borrowing.
AHMADZADEHPersian
From the given name Ahmad combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AKBARIPersian
From the given name Akbar.
ALIPOURPersian
Means "descendant of Ali (1)" in Persian.
ALIZADEPersian, Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
ALIZADEHPersian
From the given name Ali (1) combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AMINIPersian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Amin.
AMIRIPersian, Arabic, Swahili
From the given name Amir (1).
ANVARIPersian
From the given name Anwar.
ANWARIPersian, Indonesian
Variant of Anwar, as well as a Persian variant transcription of Anvari.
ARABIPersian, Arabic
Means "Arab" or "Arabic" in Persian and Arabic.
ARDEHIPersian, 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]
ASHTIANIPersian
Possibly related to the Iranian city or county of Ashtian.
AYARIArabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AYOUBIPersian, Pashto, Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYUBIPersian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of Ayoubi.
AZAMUrdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
BAHRAMIPersian
From the given name Bahram.
BAKHTIARIPersian
From the given name Bakhtiar.
BONIADIPersian (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-).
CHAMANARAPersian
Means "gardener", derived from Persian چمن (čaman) meaning "lawn, meadow, orchard" combined with آرا (ârâ) "to arrange, to decorate".
DARVISHPersian
From a title denoting a Sufi ascetic, derived from the Persian word درویش (darviš) meaning "poor, needy".
DAVOODIPersian
From the given name Davood, a form of the Arabic name Dawud.
EBADIPersian
Derived from Arabic عِبَاد (ʿibād), the plural of عَبْد (ʿabd) meaning “servant, slave”.
EMAMIPersian
From the Arabic إمام‎‎ (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used as a title for the leader of worship at an Islamic mosque.
ESKANDARIPersian
From the given name Eskandar.
ESLAMIPersian
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).
ESMAEILIPersian
From the given name Esmaeil.
FARHADIPersian
From the given name Farhad.
FARZANEHPersian
From Persian فرزانه (farzâne) meaning "wise, learned".
GANJOOIndian, 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.
GHARAGOZLOUPersian
Meaning "black eye".
GHASEMIPersian
Derived from the given name Ghasem.
GHORBANIPersian
Derived from Arabic قُرْبَان (qurbān) meaning "sacrifice", referring to the Islamic practise Qurbani of slaughtering a livestock animal for Eid al-Adha.
HABIBIPersian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Habib.
HADDADArabic, Hebrew, Persian
Means "blacksmith" in Arabic, ultimately from Syriac ܚܰܕܳܕܳܐ (hadado), though it could also be derived from the name of a Semitic deity, Hadad.
HEIDARIPersian
Variant transcription of Heydari.
HEJAZIPersian
Variant transcription of Hijazi.
HEYDARIPersian
From the given name Heydar.
HOSSEINIPersian
From the given name Hossein.
HOSSEINZADEHPersian
From the given name Hossein combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
IMANIPersian
From the given name Iman.
IRANIPersian, Indian (Parsi)
Denotes an Iranian person or something from Iran, as well as the Irani Zoroastrian ethnic group in India. It is widely used among Indian Parsis.
JAFARIPersian
From the given name Jafar.
JAHANIPersian
From the given name Jahan.
JALALIPersian, Urdu
From the given name Jalal.
JAZAYERIPersian
Derived from Persian جزایر (jazâyir) meaning "islands", of Arabic origin.
KABIRBengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
KABIRIPersian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great".
KAMALIAZADPakistani, 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".
KASSEMArabic, 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]
KHANSARIPersian
Actual meaning is unknown; originated in the Iranian tribe the Kurds.
KHOSRAVIPersian
From the given name Khusraw.
MALEKIndian (Muslim), Gujarati, Persian, Bengali (Muslim), Arabic
Variant of Malik. A notable bearer is Rami Malek (1981-), an Egyptian-American actor.
MEHRABIPersian
From the given name Mehrab.
MIRZADEHPersian
From the Persian title امیرزاده (amirzâde) which is derived from Arabic أمير (ʾamīr) meaning "commander, prince, leader" combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
MIRZAEEPersian
Variant transcription of Mirzaei.
MIRZAEIPersian
From the given name Mirza.
MOHAMMADIPersian, Arabic
From the given name Mohammad.
MOHAMMADPOURPersian
Means "descendant of Mohammad" in Persian.
MOHAMMADPOURKARKARAGHPersian (Rare)
From the given name Mohammad combined with Persian پور (pur) "son" and the name of the Persian village of Karkaraq.
MOHAMMADZADEHPersian
From the given name Mohammad combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
MOKRIPersian
This is a Persian surname.... [more]
MOOSAVIPersian
Variant transcription of Mousavi.
MORTAZAVIPersian
From the given name Mortaza.
MOSTAFAVIPersian
From the given name Mostafa.
MOUSAVIPersian
From the given name Mousa.
NABIZADAPersian, Afghani
Dari (Afghan Persian) variant of Nabizadeh.
NASRIArabic, Persian
Derived from Arabic نَصْر (naṣr) meaning “triumph, victory”.
NIKBINPersian
In Farsi (Persian) 'nik-' means good, and 'bin' means 'seeing'. ... [more]
NOORIPersian, Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Noor (1).
PANAHIPersian
Derived from Persian پناه (panâh) meaning "shelter, refuge, protection".
PARSIPersian, Indian (Parsi)
Derived from Persian پارسی (pârsi) literally meaning "Persian", though it also refers to the Parsi (or Parsee), a Zoroastrian community in India.
PASDARPersian
Means "guard, sentinel, watchman" in Persian.
PIRHADIPersian
Either from Persian پیر (pir) meaning "old" combined with Hadi or from the name of the Persian village of Pirhadi.
RAHIMIPersian
From the given name Rahim.
RAMEZANIPersian
Derived from the given name Ramezan.
REZAEIPersian
Derived from the given name Reza.
REZAIPersian
Variant transcription of Rezaei.
RIAHIPersian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic رِيح (rīḥ) meaning "wind" or "smell, odor" (chiefly Tunisian).
ROSTAMZADEHPersian
From the given name Rostam combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
ROUHANIPersian
Means "cleric, clergyman" or "clean, pure, good" in Persian.
SADEGHIPersian
Derived from Persian صادق (sâdeq) meaning "honest, truthful, true", ultimately from Arabic.
SAEEDUrdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Persian
Variant transcription of Sa'id.
SAEEDIPersian, Urdu
From the given name Saeed.
SALEHIPersian
Derived from the given name Saleh.
SALIMIPersian, Arabic
From the given name Salim.
SARDARIndian (Muslim), Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Persian
From the Persian title سردار (sardâr) meaning "commander, headmaster", traditionally denoting a prince, nobleman, or aristocrat.
SATTARIPersian
From Persian ستار (setâr) meaning "star" (see Setareh or Sitara).
SEDIQIAfghani, Persian
Afghani Persian variant of Sadeghi.
SHAHPersian, Urdu
Derived from Persian شاه (šâh) meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by former Iranian monarchs.
SHAHINIPersian, Albanian
From the given name Shahin or from one of the multiple places in Iran named Shahini.
SHARIFBengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic, Somali
From the Arabic title شَرِيف (šarīf) meaning "noble, honoured, excellent", denoting a Muslim ruler, religious leader, or descendant of Muhammad.
SHEIKHIndian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Somali, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head", used as title to denote a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.
SIDIQIPashto, Persian, Afghani
Means "the veracious" from Arabic صَدَقَ (ṣadaqa) meaning "to be truthful, to be sincere". It is also a variant of Persian Sadeghi.
SOHRABIPersian
From the given name Sohrab.
SOLEIMANIPersian
From the given name Soleiman.
SOLTANIPersian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Soltan; in the case of Maghrebi usage, it is mainly found in Algeria and Tunisia.
TABATABAEIPersian
Of Arabic origin supposedly traced from the lineage of Hasan ibn Ali, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and the second imam in Shi'a belief. The meaning is uncertain, though it may be derived from an old tributary name for a servant.
TAHERIPersian
From the given name Taher.
TAHMASEBIPersian
From the given name Tahmasp.
YOUSEFIPersian
Derived from the given name Yousef.
ZADEHPersian
From Persian زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring (of)", also often used as a suffix for patronymic-based Persian surnames.
ZAFARUrdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Zafar.
ZAHEDIPersian
From the given name Zahed.
ZARGARIPersian
Derived from Persian زرگر‎‎ (zargar) meaning "goldsmith", ultimately from زر (zar) "gold".
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