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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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABDOLLAHI     Persian
From the given name Abdollah.
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) meaning "offspring".
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]
AHMADI     Persian, Indonesian, Swahili, Arabic
From the given name Ahmad.
AHMADZADEH     Persian
From the given name Ahmad combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AKBARI     Persian
From the given name Akbar.
ALIPOUR     Persian
Means "descendant of Ali (1)" in Persian.
ALIZADE     Persian, Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
ALIZADEH     Persian
From the given name Ali (1) combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AMINI     Persian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Amin.
AMIRI     Persian, Arabic, Swahili
From the given name Amir (1).
ANVARI     Persian
From the given name Anwar.
ANWARI     Persian, Indonesian
Variant of Anwar, as well as a Persian variant transcription of Anvari.
ARABI     Persian, Arabic
Means "Arab" or "Arabic" in Persian and Arabic.
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]
ASHTIANI     Persian
Possibly related to the Iranian city or county of Ashtian.
AYARI     Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AZAM     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
AZIZI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi), Malaysian
From the given name Aziz.
BAHRAMI     Persian
From the given name Bahram.
BAKHTIARI     Persian
From the given name Bakhtiar.
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 Boniadi (1980-).
CHAMANARA     Persian
Means "gardener", derived from Persian چمن (čaman) meaning "lawn, meadow, orchard" combined with آرا (ârâ) "to arrange, to decorate".
DARVISH     Persian
From a title denoting a Sufi ascetic, from the Persian word درویش (darviš) meaning "poor, needy".
DAVOODI     Persian
From the given name Davood, a form of the Arabic name Dawud.
EBADI     Persian
Derived from Arabic عِبَاد (ʿibād), the plural of عَبْد (ʿabd) meaning “servant, slave”.
EMAMI     Persian
From the Arabic إمام‎‎ (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used as a title for the leader of worship at an Islamic mosque.
ESLAMI     Persian
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).
ESMAEILI     Persian
From the given name Esmaeil.
FARHADI     Persian
From the given name Farhad.
FARZANEH     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.
GHARAGOZLOU     Persian
Meaning "black eye".
GHASEMI     Persian
Derived from the given name Ghasem.
GHORBANI     Persian
Derived from Arabic قُرْبَان (qurbān) meaning "sacrifice", referring to the Islamic practise Qurbani of slaughtering a livestock animal for Eid al-Adha.
HABIBI     Persian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Habib.
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.
HASSANI     Swahili, Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hassan.
HEIDARI     Persian
Variant transcription of Heydari.
HEJAZI     Persian
Variant transcription of Hijazi.
HEYDARI     Persian
From the given name Heydar.
HOSSEINI     Persian
From the given name Hossein.
HOSSEINZADEH     Persian
From the given name Hossein combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
IMANI     Persian
From the given name Iman.
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.
JAFARI     Persian
From the given name Jafar.
JAHANI     Persian
From the given name Jahan.
JALALI     Persian, Urdu
From the given name Jalal.
JAZAYERI     Persian
Derived from Persian جزایر (jazâyir) meaning "islands", of Arabic origin.
KABIR     Bengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
KABIRI     Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great".
KAMALIAZAD     Pakistani, 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".
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]
KHANSARI     Persian
Actual meaning is unknown; originated in the Iranian tribe the Kurds.
KHOSRAVI     Persian
From the given name Khusraw.
MAHMOUDI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mahmoud.
MALEK     Indian (Muslim), Gujarati, Persian, Bengali (Muslim), Arabic
Variant of Malik. A notable bearer is Rami Malek (1981-), an Egyptian-American actor.
MANSOURI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mansur.
MIRZADEH     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) meaning "offspring".
MIRZAEI     Persian
From the given name Mirza.
MOHAMMADI     Persian, Arabic
From the given name Mohammad.
MOHAMMADPOUR     Persian
Means "descendant of Mohammad" in Persian.
MOHAMMADPOURKARKARAGH     Persian (Rare)
From the given name Mohammad combined with Persian پور (pur) "son" and the name of the Persian village of Karkaraq.
MOHAMMADZADEH     Persian
From the given name Mohammad combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
MOKHTARI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mokhtar.
MOKRI     Persian
This is a Persian surname.... [more]
MOOSAVI     Persian
Variant transcription of Mousavi.
MORTAZAVI     Persian
From the given name Mortaza.
MOUSAVI     Persian
From the given name Mousa.
NASRI     Arabic, Persian
Derived from Arabic نَصْر (naṣr) meaning “triumph, victory”.
NASSIRI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Nasir.
NIKBIN     Persian
In Farsi (Persian) 'nik-' means good, and 'bin' means 'seeing'. ... [more]
NOORI     Persian, Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Noor (1).
PASDAR     Persian
Means "guard, sentinel, watchman" in Persian.
PIRHADI     Persian
Either from Persian پیر (pir) meaning "old" combined with Hadi or from the name of the Persian village of Pirhadi.
RAHIMI     Persian
From the given name Rahim.
RAHMANI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Rahman.
RAMEZANI     Persian
Derived from the given name Ramezan.
REZAEI     Persian
Derived from the given name Reza.
REZAI     Persian
Variant transcription of Rezaei.
RIAHI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic رِيح (rīḥ) meaning "wind" or "smell, odor" (chiefly Tunisian).
ROSTAMZADEH     Persian
From the given name Rostam combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
ROUHANI     Persian
Means "cleric, clergyman" or "clean, pure, good" in Persian.
SABA     Pakistani, Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Saba or Sabah.
SADEGHI     Persian
Derived from Persian صادق (sâdeq) meaning "honest, truthful, true", ultimately from Arabic.
SAEED     Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Persian
Variant transcription of Sa'id.
SAEEDI     Persian, Urdu
From the given name Saeed.
SALEHI     Persian
Derived from the given name Saleh.
SALIMI     Persian, Arabic
From the given name Salim.
SARDAR     Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Persian
From the Persian title سردار (sardâr) meaning "commander, headmaster", traditionally denoting a prince, nobleman, or aristocrat.
SATTARI     Persian
From Persian ستار (setâr) meaning "star" (see Setareh or Sitara).
SEDIQI     Afghani, Persian
Afghani Persian variant of Sadeghi.
SHAH     Persian, Afghani
From the Persian word شاه (šâh) meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by Iranian monarchs.
SHAHIN     Bengali (Muslim), Arabic, Persian
From the given name Shahin.
SHAHINI     Persian, Albanian
From the given name Shahin or from one of the multiple places in Iran named Shahini.
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.
SHEIKH     Indian (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.
SIDIQI     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.
SOHRABI     Persian
From the given name Sohrab.
SOLEIMANI     Persian
From the given name Soleiman.
SOLTANI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Soltan; in the case of Maghrebi usage, it is mainly found in Algeria and Tunisia.
TAHERI     Persian
From the given name Taher.
YOUSEFI     Persian
Derived from the given name Yousef.
ZADEH     Persian
From Persian زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring (of)", also often used as a suffix for patronymic-based Persian surnames.
ZAFAR     Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Zafar.
ZAHEDI     Persian
From the given name Zahed.
ZARGARI     Persian
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.
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