What are some beautiful Persian names

11 Beautiful Iranian Names And What They Mean

Iranian names can be roughly divided into three main categories: Islamic, Shahnameh, and others. Conservative families can choose an Islamic name, while others who want to be proud of their Persian history can choose something from the Shahnameh. Others still choose beautiful Persian words, or maybe a name based on their ethnicity. Here are some of the most beautiful Iranian names and their meanings.

Alborz, male

Write it like this: البرز

Alborz is a male name that means "the Most High". It is also the name of the mountain range that stretches from the Azerbaijani border and runs along the southern coast of the Caspian Sea to the Khorasan Province. The highest mountain in Iran, Damavand, is located in this area.

Alborz - the highest | © 8moments / Pixabay

Tiam, male or female

Pronounce it like this: tee-yâm

Write it like this: تیام

The name Tiam is from Lur ethnicity.

Tiam - my eyes | © cocoparisienne / Pixabay

Maneli, female

Pronounced: mâ-ne-lee

Write it like this: مانلی

Maneli - stay with me | © vinsky2002 / Pixabay

Kaveh, male

Pronounce it like this: kâ-vé

Write it like this: کاوه

Kaveh (better known as 'Kaveh the Blacksmith' in the Persian people) is a myth hero in Ferdowsi's epic poem Shahnameh. In the story, the evil tyrant Zahhak had two snakes growing out of his shoulders. These snakes had an insatiable craving for human brains, so Zahhak's servants executed two men every day to feed them. After losing all of his sons except for this barbaric ritual, Kaveh led a national revolt against the merciless ruler, which led to an end to a thousand years of tyranny. It is a symbol of bravery versus cruelty.

Kaveh - a hero from the Shahnameh | © Couleur / Pixabay

Janan, female

Pronounce it like this: yâ-nân

Write it like this: جانان

Janan - heart or soul | © Ben_Kerckx / Pixabay

Avin, female

Pronounce it like this: â-veen

Write it like this: آآین

Avin - clear or clear | © Free-Photos / Pixabay

Pantea, female

Pronounce it like this: pân-teh-â

Write it like this: پانته آ

In Persian folklore, Pantea was considered the most beautiful woman in Asia, so much so that she had to keep her face covered to prevent men from falling in love with her. Her husband, Abradatas, was the king of Susa who fought against Cyrus the Great. She was captured by the army of Cyrus and brought to the king to serve as his possession. But Cyrus knew she was married, and after hearing of her beauty, she refused to look at her for fear that he, too, might fall in love. Because Pantea was treated with honor, she persuaded Abradatas to fight on the Persian side, which he did, but he was later killed in the fight. When Cyrus broke the news to Pantea, she was devastated and committed suicide, after which Cyrus buried her next to her husband.

Pantea - the most beautiful woman in Asia © BarbaraALane / Pixabay

Kavan, male

Say it like this: kâ-vân

Write it like this: کاوان

The name Kavan is Kurdish.

Kavan - top of the mountain | © SnapwireSnaps / Pixabay

Rozhan, female

Pronounce it like this: rowzh-ân

Write it like this: رژژان

Rozhan is also a Kurdish name.

Rozhan - days or lifetime | © kangbch / Pixabay

Bardia, male

Pronounced: bar-dee-yâ

Write it like this: برییا

Bardia - Cyrus the Great Son | © mjnaderi / Pixabay

Radin, male

Pronounce it like this: râ-deen

Write it like this: رایین

Radin - merciful, gracious, chivalrous | © Alexei Scutari / Unsplash

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