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literally meaning "worshipper", "adorer", or "devout". May be either a surname or given name.
AFGHANZADA Persian, 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)
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]
Derived from the Persian title آقا (âqâ)
meaning "sir, lord", of Turkic borrowing.
From the given name AHMAD
combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde)
ALAM Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
Means "world, universe" (عالم) or "flag, sign, mark" (علم) in Arabic. This spelling represents two separate words in Arabic.
From the given name ALI (1)
combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde)
ARDEHI Persian, Kurdish, Ancient Persian
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.
AYARI Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār)
or Persian عیار (ayyâr)
meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
From the given name AZAD
. This term also means "freedom, liberty" in Persian.
Azer or temple fire from the Zoroastrian period in ancient Persia,as a surname relates the individual to the fire maintainers at the Zoroastrian temples
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", derived from Persian چمن (čaman)
meaning "lawn, meadow, orchard" combined with آرا (ârâ)
"to arrange, to decorate".
From a title denoting a Sufi ascetic, derived from the Persian word درویش (darviš)
meaning "poor, needy".
Derived from Persian دهقان (dehqân)
meaning "farmer, peasant" (transmitted into English as the term dehqan
Derived from Arabic عِبَاد (ʿibād)
, the plural of عَبْد (ʿabd)
meaning “servant, slave”.
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 Arabic قُرْبَان (qurbān)
meaning "sacrifice", referring to the Islamic practise Qurbani
of slaughtering a livestock animal for Eid al-Adha.
HADDAD Arabic, 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
Derived from Arabic حَاجِيّ (ḥājiyy)
meaning "(Muslim) pilgrim" combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde)
IRANI Persian, 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.
Derived from Persian جزایر (jazâyir)
meaning "islands", of Arabic origin.
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr)
meaning "big, large, great".
KARKAVANDIAN Armenian, Iranian
Those belonging to the Karkevand/Garkevand district of Iran who are most likely of Armenian origin. Typical modern Armenian last names end with the originally patronymic suffix -յան or -եան, transliterated as -yan, -ian, or less often '-jan'... [more]
Actual meaning is unknown; originated in the Iranian tribe the Kurds.
From the Persian title امیرزاده (amirzâde)
which is derived from Arabic أمير (ʾamīr)
meaning "commander, prince, leader" combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde)
From Persian نوروز (nowruz)
referring to the Iranian New Year, which is celebrated on the spring equinox.
Derived from Persian پناه (panâh)
meaning "shelter, refuge, protection".
PARSI Persian, Indian (Parsi)
Derived from Persian پارسی (pârsi)
literally meaning "Persian", though it also refers to the Parsi (or Parsee), a Zoroastrian community in India.
Either from Persian پیر (pir)
meaning "old" combined with HADI
or from the name of the Persian village of Pirhadi.
Means "cleric, clergyman" or "clean, pure, good" in Persian.
Possibly from Arabic صَحَابِيّ (ṣaḥābiyy)
meaning "companion", from the verb صَحِبَ (ṣaḥiba)
"to accompany, to be one's companion".
SHAH Persian, Urdu
Derived from Persian شاه (šâh)
meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by former Iranian monarchs.
Sikander ultimately comes from Persian literature by the Shahnameh. It is a variant of Alexander along with the word “Eskander”. Both words are used in Persian literature to refer to Alexander the Great... [more]
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.
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", ultimately from زر (zar)