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.
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)
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]
From the given name Ahmad
combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde)
From the given name Ali (1)
combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde)
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]
AYARI Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār)
or Persian عیار (ayyâr)
meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
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, from the Persian word درویش (darviš)
meaning "poor, needy".
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
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".
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 the Persian title امیرزاده (amirzâde)
which is derived from Arabic أمير (ʾamīr)
meaning "commander, prince, leader" combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde)
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.
Derived from Persian صادق (sâdeq)
meaning "honest, truthful, true", ultimately from Arabic.
SHAH Persian, Afghani
From the Persian word شاه (šâh)
meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by Iranian monarchs.
SHARIF Bengali (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
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.