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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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
From the Persian title آقا (âqâ)
meaning "sir, lord, mister".
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)
and 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).
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
BAIG بیگ Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Punjabi, Turkish, Arabic
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg
) (modern Turkish bey
) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master". It is especially common in Pakistan and the Maghreb.
BAKHTIARI بختیاری Persian
From the given name BAKHTIAR
, also used to refer to a member of the Bakhtiari tribe from southwestern Iran.
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”.
ELLYAS الیاس Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Ethiopian, Ge'ez, Amharic, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, Turkish
Form of ILYAS
found in several languages.
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.
HAJIZADEH حاجیزاده Persian
Means "son of the pilgrim" from Arabic حَاجِيّ (ḥājiyy)
meaning "pilgrim" and the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde)
HAMEDANI همدانی Persian
Indicated a person from the city of Hamedan (or Hamadan) in Iran, from the Old Persian name Hagmatāna
meaning "(place of) gathering".
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".
KERMANI کرمانی Persian
Indicated a person from the city of Kerman in Iran, derived from Middle Persian klmʾn
of uncertain meaning.
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)
MOSA موسا Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Assamese, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Dhivehi, Turkish
From the given name MUSA
NAZERI ناظری Persian
From Persian ناظر (nâzer)
meaning "watcher, observer".
NOROUZI نوروزی Persian
From Persian نوروز (nowruz)
referring to the Iranian New Year, which is celebrated on the spring equinox.
PANAHI پناهی Persian
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.
RAMADHAN رمضان Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, Pashto, Afghani, Sindhi, Balochi, Dhivehi, Filipino, Maranao, Maguindanao, Tausug, Malay, Indonesian, Swahili, Albanian, Kosovar
From the given name RAMADAN
RAMANI Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Balochi, Pashto, Dari, Kurdish, Sindhi, Gilaki, Luri, Mazanderani, Shina, Chitrali, Talysh, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Tati, Malay, Nepali, Punjabi, Qashqai, Assamese, Dhivehi, Indonesian, Hindi, Uyghur, Turkmen, Uzbek, Maranao, Filipino, Maguindanao, Tagalog, Cebuano, Tausūg
Possibly from the Given Name RAMADAN
. Other Theories possible.
RAMAZANI رمضان Persian, Kurdish, Gurani, Gilaki, Mazanderani, Luri, Laki, Dari, Shina, Chitrali, Talysh, Tati, Afghani, Urdu, Pashto, Arabic, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Sindhi, Balochi, Turkish, Uyghur, Albanian, Kosovar
From the given name RAMADAN
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.
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
Denotes descent from Ibrahim Tabataba ibn Ismail, a descendant of Ali
. He supposedly gained the name because he pronounced the Persian word قبا (qabâ)
(meaning "garment, cloak") as طبا (tabâ)
XATUN زاتون Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Odia, Punjabi, Kurdish, Azerbaijani, Albanian, Bosnian
Alternate transcription of KHATUN
. It is common in Xinjiang, China. It is also sometimes borne by Georgians and Armenians of Azerbaijani descent.
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)