Iranian Boy Names

[Girl Names]

abbAs (A) Frowning, looking austere; also means lion
abou-ali Name of a famous Iranian scientist and philosopher
Abtin A character in Shahnameh, Fereidoun's father
Adel (A) Righteous
afshAr ???
afshin ???
ahmad (A) Most praiseworthy
akbar (A) Big
ali (A) High; also Mohammad's son-in-law
ali-dAd ???
amin (A) Honest
amir King, Emir
amjad (A) Most excellent, glorious
anoush ???
anoushiravAn Name of a Persian king
ArAd Name of an angel
ArAm Quiet
Arash A hero in Persian folklore (He sacrificed
ardalAn ???
ardavAn A character in Shahnameh
ardeshir A character in Shahnameh
Aref (A) Wise, intelligent
ArmAn Ideal, hope, aspiration
Armeen A character in Shahnameh
arsalAn Lion
arshiA Throne
AryA Aryan
arzhang A character in Shahnameh
asad (A) Lion
asghar (A) Small
ashkAn ???
Atash Fire
Aurang/Orang Wisdom, understanding
AzAd Free
BAbak A character in Shahnameh
Bahman Name of the 11th month of the Iranian calender
BahrAm A character in Shahnameh; also the planet Mars
BAmdAd Early Morning
BAmeen ???
BamshAd ???
BardiA Name of a Prince
BehnAm Reputable (someone with honorable name)
BehrAd ???
Behrang Good color
Behrouz Fortunate, lucky
BehzAd ???
Bizhan/Bijan A character in Shahnameh
BornA Young, youthful
Borzoo ???
Bozorgmehr A character in Shahnameh
Changeez Chengiz Khan
Cirrus/Cyrus Kourosh, first king of Iran
DAdbeh ???
Danush ???
DArA Wealthy; also a character in Shahnameh
DArAb A character in Shahnameh
DAriush/Daryush Name of Persian king
DAvood David
Ebi (A) Paternal
EbrAhim (A) Abraham
EhsAn (A) Goodness
EmAd (A) Confidence
Esfandyar/Esfandiar A character in Shahnameh
EsmAeel (A) Ishmael (son of Abraham)
FarAmarz A character in Shahnameh
FarAz Above, up, upon, on the top
Farbod Right, orthodox
FardAd ???
Fardin ???
FarhAd A character in Shahnameh
Farhang Good-breeding
Fariborz A character in Shahnameh
Farid Unique
FarjAd Excellent, eminent in learning
Farrokh Happy, fortunate
FarrokhzAd Happily born
FarshAd Happy
Farshid/Farsheed ???
FarzAd Splendid birth
FarzAm Worthy, befitting
FarzAn Wise
Farzin/Farzeen Learned
Ferdows Paradise
Fereydoon A character in Shahnameh
Firouz Victorious
Foroohar Essence
Foroud/Forood A character in Shahnameh
Giv A character in Shahnameh
GhobAd A character in Shahnameh
GoshtAsb A character in Shahnameh
Goudarz A character in Shahnameh
Habib (A) Friend
HAdi (A) Guide, leader
HAfez Protector
HAmed (A) A praiser
HAmi Protector, defender
Hamid (A) Praiseworthy
Hassan (A) Good
HedAyat Guide
HeerAd/HirAd Appearing fresh and healthy
HesAm (A) A sharp sword
Heydar (A) Lion
HomAyoon Royal, fortunate
Hooman ???
HoomAn/HumAn A character in Shahnameh
Hooshang A character in Shahnameh
Hooshmand Wise
HooshyAr Wise
Hootan ???
Hormoz A character in Shahnameh
Hossein (A) Good
Iraj A character in Shahnameh
ImAn Faith
JahAndAr Possessor of the World
JahAngir Conquerer of the World
JahAnshah King/Emperor of the World
Jafar (A) A river
JalAl (A) Greatness
Jalil (A) Great
Jamshid A character in Shahnameh,A king
JavAd (A) Liberal
JAveed Living forever
KAmbiz Fortunate
KAmrAn Successful, fortunate
KAmshAd Happy wish/desire
KAmyAr Successful
KamAl Perfection, excellence, completion, utmost level
Karim (A) Generous
KasrA A character in Shahnameh
KAveh A character in Shahnameh (a great hero)
KAvoos A character in Shahnameh
Key-ghobAd A character in Shahnameh
Key-khosrow A character in Shahnameh
KeyvAn/KayvAn World, universe
KhashAyAr Name of a Persian king
KhodA-dAd God-given
Khosrow A character in Shahnameh
KiA King, protecter, defender
KiAn/KiyAn The kings; Surname of the
2nd dynasty of the Persian kings
KiAnoosh A character in Shahnameh
KiArash ???
Kiumars/Keyumars A character in Shahnameh
KoohyAr ???
KooshA Diligent
Kourosh First king of Iran
Kouros ???
MAkAn ???
Mahbod ???
Mahmood/Mahmoud (A) Praised
MahyAr A character in Shahnameh
Majid (A) Great, honourable
MAnee/MAni A painter who later claimed to be a prophet
Manouchehr A character in Shahnameh
Mansoor (A) Defended, protected by God
Massoud (A) Fortunate, prsperous, happy
MAziAr ???
Mehdi/Mahdi (A) Guided
MehrAb A character in Shahnameh
Mehrak A character in Shahnameh
MehrAn A character in Shahnameh
Mehrang ???
MehrdAd Gift of the sun
MehrzAd The offspring of the sun
MilAd Birth; Christmas
Mohammad (A) Highly praised; also name of the Prophet of Islam
Mohsen (A) One who does good
MojtabA/MujtabA (A) Chosen
MorAd Desire, wish
MortezA (A) Chosen
MustafA (A) Chosen
NAder (A) Rare
NAmdAr Famous
NAmvar Famous
NarimAn A character in Shahnameh (ZAl's grandfather)
NAser (A) Assister, friend
Navid Glad tidings, good news
NimA Small
NiyooshA A listener
Nouri Light
NoushzAd Happily born
Omid/Omeed Hope
ParhAm Abraham
PArsA Pure, chaste,devout, holy; Persian
Parviz A character in Shahnameh
PAshA A Turkish name meaning a lord
PayAm Message
PezhmAn/PejmAn Broken-hearted, sad
PuzhmAn/PujmAn Desire, wish
PeymAn Promise
Pirooz/Piruz Victorious; also a character in Shahnameh
PouriyA ???
PouyA To search, searcher
Rahim (A) Merciful
RakhshAn Flashing
RAmbod ???
RAmin ---
RAmtin Famous musician in the Sassanid Dynasty
Rashid/Rasheed (A) Brave
RezA (A) Will, consent, resignation
Roozbeh Fortunate
Rostam A hero in Shahnameh
SAdegh (A) Sincere
SadrA/Sadri Chief seat, judge
Saeed Happy, prosperous, lucky
SAlAr Leader
sAm A character in Shahnameh (Rostam's grandfather)
SalmAn (A) Name of a friend of Ali
SAmAn Home, welfare
SAmi High, Elevated
Sanjar Prince, emperor, king
SAsAn Founder of the Sasani dynasty
SattAr (A) Concealer
Sepehr Sky
ShahAb Shooting star, meteor
ShahbAz Royal falcon
ShAheen Falcon
ShahkAm The king's wish
ShahrAm king Ram
ShahrdAd Gift of the city
ShahriAr/ShahryAr The King
ShAhrokh Face of the king
Shahruz/Shahrooz A great river
ShahyAr Friend of the king
ShApour A character in Shahnameh
ShAyA Worthy
ShAyAn Worthy, deserving, meriting
Shervin/Sherveen ???
SiAmak Black-haired man
SiAvosh/Siavash A character in Shahnameh
SinA (A) Sinai
Soheil (A) Star
SohrAb A character in Shahnameh (Rostam's son)
Soroush/Sorush Messenger angel
TAher (A) Pure, chaste, clean
Tahmouress Name of a Persian king
TahmAseb A character in Shahnameh
Teymour ???
TirdAd ???
Touraj/Tooraj A character in Shahnameh
VafA (A) Loyalty, faithfulness
VarshAsb ???
VishtAsb ???
Yaghoub (A) Jacob
Yahya (A) John
YAshAr Persian-Azarbayjani origin meaning lives for ever
Youness (A) Jonas
Yousef (A) Joseph
ZakariA Zachary
ZAl A character in Shahnameh (Rostam's father)
ZAmyAd ???
Zand ???
Zartosht Zoroaster
ZiA (A) Light

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