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ABED عابد Iranian
literally meaning "worshipper", "adorer", or "devout". May be either a surname or given name.
ABTAHI ابطحی Persian
Possibly denoted someone who originally came from a location named Abtah in Saudi Arabia.
AFGHANZADA افغانزاده 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]
AGHAEI آقایی Persian
Derived from the Persian title آقا (âqâ)
meaning "sir, lord", of Turkic borrowing.
AHMADZADEH احمدزاده Persian
From the given name AHMAD
combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde)
ALAM علم, عالم Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
Means "world, universe" (عالم) or "flag, sign, mark" (علم) in Arabic. This spelling represents two separate words in Arabic.
ALIZADEH علیزاده Persian
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.
ASHTIANI آشتیانی Persian
Possibly related to the Iranian city or county of Ashtian.
AYARI عیاری Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār)
or Persian عیار (ayyâr)
meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AZADI آزادی Persian
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 بنیادی 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
CHAMANARA چمنآرا Persian
Means "gardener", derived from Persian چمن (čaman)
meaning "lawn, meadow, orchard" combined with آرا (ârâ)
"to arrange, to decorate".
DARVISH درویش Persian
From a title denoting a Sufi ascetic, derived from the Persian word درویش (darviš)
meaning "poor, needy".
DEHGHANI دهقانی Persian
Derived from Persian دهقان (dehqân)
meaning "farmer, peasant" (transmitted into English as the term dehqan
EBADI عبادی Persian
Derived from Arabic عِبَاد (ʿibād)
, the plural of عَبْد (ʿabd)
meaning “servant, slave”.
EMAMI امامی Persian
From the Arabic إمام (ʾimām)
meaning "leader, guide", used as a title for the leader of worship at an Islamic mosque.
FARZANEH فرزانه 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
GHORBANI قربانی Persian
Derived from Arabic قُرْبَان (qurbān)
meaning "sacrifice", referring to the Islamic practise Qurbani
of slaughtering a livestock animal for Eid al-Adha.
HADDAD حداد 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
HAJIZADEH حاجیزاده Persian
Derived from Arabic حَاجِيّ (ḥājiyy)
meaning "(Muslim) pilgrim" combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde)
IRANI ایرانی Persian
Means "Iranian" in Persian. It is also commonly used within a Zoroastrian community in India with the same name.
JAZAYERI جزایری Persian
Derived from Persian جزایر (jazâyir)
meaning "islands", of Arabic origin.
KABIRI كبيري Persian
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.
MIRZADEH میرزاده Persian
From the Persian title امیرزاده (amirzâde)
which is derived from Arabic أمير (ʾamīr)
meaning "commander, prince, leader" combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde)
NOROUZI نوروزی Persian
From Persian نوروز (nowruz)
referring to the Iranian New Year, which is celebrated on the spring equinox.
PANAHI پناهی Persian
Derived from Persian پناه (panâh)
meaning "shelter, refuge, protection".
PARSI پارسی 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.
PASDAR پاسدار Persian
Means "guard, sentinel, watchman" in Persian.
PIRHADI پیرهادی Persian
Either from Persian پیر (pir)
meaning "old" combined with HADI
or from the name of the Persian village of Pirhadi.
ROSTAMZADEH رستمزاده Persian
From the given name ROSTAM
combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde)
ROUHANI روحانی Persian
Means "cleric, clergyman" or "clean, pure, good" in Persian.
RUISARD French (European, Arabized, Modern, Rare), Medieval French (French, Modern, Rare), Persian (French, Modern, Rare)
Originated as a result of trade between France and the Persian Empires before the Iranian Revolution, probably during the Safavid Dynasty. The surname has its roots in the Persian RIAHI
surname and the Arabic word رِيح (rīḥ) meaning "wind" and the Persian word “sered” before it was altered to fit French spelling rules.... [more]
SAHABI سحابی Iranian
Possibly from Arabic صَحَابِيّ (ṣaḥābiyy)
meaning "companion", from the verb صَحِبَ (ṣaḥiba)
"to accompany, to be one's companion".
SHAH شاه Persian, Urdu
Derived from Persian شاه (šâh)
meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by former Iranian monarchs.
SIDIQI صدیقی 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
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]
TABATABAEI طباطبایی Persian
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.
ZADEH زاده Persian
From Persian زاده (-zâde)
meaning "offspring (of)", also often used as a suffix for patronymic-based Persian surnames.
ZARGARI زرگری Persian
Derived from Persian زرگر (zargar)
meaning "goldsmith", ultimately from زر (zar)