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Persian Boy Names

Persian baby boys names-Persian names for boys with meanings, Original Persian Names Avestan old Persian Parsi Irani Persian Farsi baby boy names with meanings starting from A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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آبان AbAn 8th month of the Iranian calendar; Name of a certain angel
آبید Abid Spark, fire
عبّاس abbAs (A) Frowning, looking austere; Lion; Name of Mohammad’s uncle
ابوعلی abou-ali Avicenna, Name of a famous Iranian scientist and philosopher
آبتین Abtin A character in Shahnameh (Feraydoon’s father)
آدر Adar Fire
عادل Adel (A) Righteous
عدلان adlan
افرند afrand Splendor, glory
افرنگ afrang Splendor, glory
افراسیاب afrAsiAb/afrasiyAb A character in Shahnameh (The king of Turan)
افشار afshAr Companion, partner
افشین afshin Name of an Iranian General
احد ahad (A) One; an individual
احمد ahmad (A) Most praiseworthy
اکبر akbar (A) Great
البرز alborz Name of a mountain range in Iran
علی ali (A) High; also Mohammad’s son-in-law
علی داد ali-dAd Gift of Ali
آلتون Altun = Altin (T) Golden
الوند alvand Name of mountain in Iran (near Hamadan)
عمید amid (A) A great man
امین amin (A) Honest
امیر amir (A) King, Emir
امجد amjad (A) Most excellent, glorious
انوش anoush Eternal
انوشیروان anoushiravAn Name of a Persian king
اپرنگ aprang A character in Shahnameh (SAm’s son)
آرا ArA Ornament, decoration
آراد ArAd Name of an angel
آرام ArAm Quiet
آران ArAn/Aron A former Persian province in Caucasus, which is now part of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
آرنگ Arang Color
آرآسب ArAsp = ArAsb Name of one of Kourosh’s general
آرش Arash A hero in Persian folklore (a celebrated archer); also a character in Shahnameh (Kay-ghobad’s son, and Kavus’ brother) 
ارشک arashk The first king of the Ashkanian dynasty
ارشاما arshAmA Name of the grandfather of King Darius I
ارشمید arashmid (G) Archimedes
ارستو arastoo Arastotle
اردا ardA Name of a priest of the Magi (during Sassanid period)
اردلان ardalAn A Kurdish name
اردوان ardavAn Name of many Parthian kings; Name of Dariush I’s brother
اردشیر ardeshir Name of the founder of the Sassanian dynasty (Ardeshir BabakAn); Name of a couple of Achaemenid and Sassanid kings; also name of a couple of  characters in Shahnameh
اردون ardoon/ardun Name of a Persian king
عارف Aref (A) Wise, intelligent
ارجاسپ arjAsp A character in Shahnameh (AfrasiyAb’s grandson; name of a Turanian champion); Possessor of valuable horses
ارجان arjAn A kind of fir (tree); a kind of mountain almond
ارجمند arjomand Beloved, dear, noble
آرمان ArmAn Ideal, hope, aspiration
آرمین Armin/Armeen = armin/armeen A character in Shahnameh (Key-ghobad’s son)
ارمیا armiyA Jeremiah
آرمون Armoun/Armun Earnest, pledge
ارسلان arsalAn Lion; Brave man
ارشد arshad Head of a group; The marcasite stone
ارشام arshAm Very strong; Name of Dariush’s grandfather
ارشن arshan Strong and brave man; A character in Shahnameh (Kavous’ brother)
ارشان arshAn Name of an Iranian prince (Ardeshir II’s son)
ارشاسب arshAsb Possessor of stallions; An old Persian name
ارشیا arshiA Throne
ارسیا arsiA Throne
آرتاباز ArtAbAz Name of Kurosh the Great’s commander of war chariots
آرتان ArtAn Name of Dariush’s father-in-law
آرتای artAy Strong
آرتین Artin Name of a Medes king; Righteous
آرتمان Arteman Name of Khashayar’s (Xerxes) brother
آرون Arun Amiable, attractive
اروند arvand Majesty, grandeur; A character in Shahnameh (Lohrasb’s father)
آروین Arvin Experiment, trial
آریا AryA/AriA Aryan
آریابد AryAbod Chief of the Aryans; Guardian of the Aryans
آریامن AryAman Name of Khashayar’s (Achaemenid) naval commander 
آریانو AryAno / AriAno New Aryan
آریامنش AryAmanesh Of Aryan nature
آریان AryAn/AriAn Related, belonging to the AryAns
آریانا AryAnA/AriAnA Related, belonging to the AryAns
آریارمنا AryAramnA Name of the great-grandfather of King Darius I
آریاآسب AryAsb = AryAsp Possessor of AryAn horses; Name Kourosh the Great’s general and friend
آریوبرزن Aryo-barzan Name of Darius III’s general who fought against Alexander’s invasion.
ارژن arzhan/arjan A kind of mountain almond
ارژنگ arzhang/arjang The house of painter MAni; A character in Shahnameh (a Turanian champion, killed by Tus)
ارزین arzin
اسد asad (A) Lion
آصف Asef (A) Name of the minister of Solomon; wise
اصغر asghar (A) Small
اشکان ashkAn Name of the 3rd dynasty of Persian kings
اسلان aslAn (T) Lion
عطا atA To give
اتابک atAbak Grand vazir; prime minister; the lord; father (in Turkish) 
آتش Atash Fire
آتشبان AtashbAn /Atashbon Guardian of fire
آتشبند Atashband
آتیلا AtilA Name of the Hun’s king  which attacked the Roman empire
اورنگ Aurang/Orang A throne; wisdom, understanding; beauty
آوگان AvgAn A character in Shahnameh (Name of a warrior in Ferydoon’s army)
آوند Avand
آیاز / ایاز Ayaz / ayAz  (T) Name of Sultan Mahmood’s famous royal servant; Night breeze
آیدین Aydin /Idin (T) Clear; enlightened; illuminated, bright
آیتان AytAn/Aytun (T) Speaker
آزاد AzAd Free
آذران AzarAn Name of a small Zoroastrian fire temple
آذرداد AzardAd
آذرنگ Azarang Bright, shining, flame-colored, red
آذربُد Azarbod The god of fire
آذرتش Azartash = Azartush A salamander
عظیم azim Big, great
عزیز aziz (A) Precious, dear
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بابک BAbak/Bobak/Bobac Name of the father of Ardeshir (founder of the Sassanid dynasty); little father; faithful
بهادر BahAdor (T) Brave, honorable
بهار BahAr Spring
بهمن Bahman Name of the 11th month of the Iranian calendar; Name of a couple of characters in Shahnameh (One of Esfandiyar’s sons)
بهمنیار BahmanyAr Name of a student of AvicennA
بهامین BahAmin/BahAmeen Spring
بهرام BahrAm Name of a couple of Sassani kings; Name of a couple of characters in Shahnameh; also the planet Mars
بختیار BakhtiAr Name of a tribe; name of a place in southern Iran
بکتاش BaktAsh (T) The elder, grandee of a tribe; Precious, dear; Name of one of the kings of Kharazm
بلاش BalAsh Name of a Sassanid King
بامداد BAmdAd Early morning; Name of Mazdak’s father
بامین BAmeen/BAmin Bright, radiant; A town in HarAt (in today’s Afghanistan)
بامشاد BamshAd Famous musician during the Sassanid Dynasty
بنان BanAn (A) Tips of the fingers
باران BArAn Rain
باربد BArbod Famous musician during the Sassanid Dynasty
بردیا BardiA/BardiyA Name of Kourosh the Great’s son who was also Darius I’s father-in-law
برید Barid Courier, messenger
برین Barin Eminent; Supreme; Pleasant; the north-east wind; name of a fire temple
بارین BArin (T) Strength, power
برخیا BarkhiA (A) The father of Asef
بارمان BArmAn A character in Shahnameh (Name of one of Afrasiyab’s generals)
برمک Barmac/Barmak Name of a noble and famous Iranian family from Khorasan who served as great vazir during Harun al-Rashid
برسام BarsAm Great fire
باسیم Basim (A) Smiling
برزین Barzin = Borzin Fire; Name of an ancient fire temple; Name of an ancient champion of Iran
بشیر Bashir (A) A messenger of good news
باشو BAshu Lizard
  Basir (A) Wise
باستام Bastam/Bastom Coral
باستین BAstin/Bostin Patient
باوند BAvand Iranian dynasty that ruled Tabaristan in what is now northern Iran (Mazandaran)
باور BAvar
باورد BAvard Name of a hero, and the city (was in the vicinity of Neishabur) founded by him
بازان BAzAn
بازیار BAzyAr/BozyAr A falconer; a farmer
بازور BAzur/BAzoor A character in Shahnameh (The TurAnian sorcerer)
بهبود Behboud (Z) Healthy
بهداد BehdAd Excellent gift; Of good birth
بهدین Behdin Good rite; Of good religion
بهفر Behfar Having good dignity
بهجان BehjAn
بهکام BehkAm Good wish
بهمرد Behmard Good man
بهنام BehnAm Reputable (someone with honorable name)
بهنیا BehniA Having good ancestry
بهنیود Behnood/Behnoud
بهپور Behpour Good son
بهراد BehrAd Charitable person, giver of goodness
بهرنگ Behrang Good color
بهرخ Behrokh Handsome face
بهروز Behrouz Fortunate, lucky
بهزاد BehzAd Of good birth;  Of noble family
بلکا BelkA (T) Knowledgeable
بینا BinA Seeing, clear-sighted
بیژن Bizhan/Bijan A character in Shahnameh (Giv’s son and Manijeh’s husband)
برجسب BorjAsb Possessor of tall and lean horses
برنا BornA Young, youthful
برزین Borzin Name of a couple of characters in Shahnameh (An Iranian warrior)
برزو Borzoo/Borzu A character in Shahnameh (Sohrab’s son)
بزرگمهر Bozorgmehr = Buzarjomehr Name of the prime minister of Anushiravan, King of Persia
برزویه Borzouyeh/Borzuyeh Iranian physician of Sassanid period (he translated “Pancha Tantra” from Sanskrit into Persian and named it “Kelileh and Demneh”)
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کارن CAren/KAren = CAran/KAran Warrior, brave; A character in Shahnameh (Kaveh’s son)
چکاد ChakAd/ChekAd Top, crown of the head; a shield
چنگیز Changiz/Changeez Chengiz Khan/ Gengiz Khan
چاووش ChAvosh (T) A sergeant; a herald; the leader of a caravan
سیروس Cyrus/Siroos/Cirus Kourosh, first king of Iran, founder of the the Achaemenids dynasty and the Persian empire
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دادبه DAdbeh ?
دادبین DAdbin
دادفر DAdfar
دادمهر DAdmehr
دادور DAdvar Just; judge
دانا DAnA Knowledgeable
دانش DAnesh/Donesh Knowledge
دانیال DAniAl/DAniyAl/DoniyAl (A) Daniel
دانوش Danush Name of a character in ‘Vameq and Ozra’ by Onsori 
دابا DAbA Gold in Zand
دامون DAmoon
دارا DArA Darius, Dariush; Wealthy; One who has kindness; A character in Shahnameh (The 9th king of the mythical Kianian dynasty, who was DArAb’s son)
داراب DArAb Darius, Dariush; One who has kindness; A character in Shahnameh (The 8th king of the mythical Kianian dynasty who was Bahman’s son)
داریوش DAriush/Daryush Darius; Name of 3 Persian kings of the Achaemenids dynasty; One who has kindness
دارمان DArmAn Name of one of Khosrow-parviz’s (Sassanid) general
داتیس DAtis Name of an Achamenid general (Darius I’s) who commanded the Persian troop in the Battle of Marathon
داور DAvar Judge
داوود DAvood (A) David
داریان DAriAn/DAryAn/DAriyAn/DArion Name of a village in Iran’s Fars province; Name of a place in Iran’s East Azarbaijan province;  Name of a village in Iran’s Kurdistan province
داریا DAryA/ DAriyA One who has (or drives) a war chariot
دریا دل DaryAdel/ DariyAdel
دلاور DelAvar Brave
دلیر Delir Brave
دیاکو / دیاآکو DiyAko/DiAco The founder of the Medes tribe
دولت Dowlat/Dolat  
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ابی Ebi (A) Paternal
ابراهیم EbrAhim (A) Abraham
ادریس Edris
اقبال EghbAl (A) Good fortune
احسان EhsAn (A) Goodness
عماد EmAd (A) Confidence
عنایت EnAyat (A) To Try
عرفان ErfAn (A) Knowing; Knowledge
اسفندیار Esfandyar/Esfandiar/IsfandyAr = EspandyAr A character in Shahnameh (GoshtAsb’s son)
اسماعیل EsmAeel (A) Ishmael (son of Abraham)
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فیلک Failak/Faylak A double-headed arrow
فرج Faraj Joy
فرامرز FarAmarz Keeper of a citadel or fortress; A character in Shahnameh (Rostam’s son)
فرامین FarAmin Orders, mandates
فراز FarAz Above, up, upon, on the top
فرازمان FarAzmon/FarazmAn An order, command
فربد Farbod Right, orthodox
فرداد FardAd Having the light of God
فردین FardAn Unique; one
فردات FardAt Name of Khashayar’s (Xerxes) nephew
فردید Fardid Former, prior
فردین Fardin Abbreviation of the Iranian month Farvardin
فردیس Fardis Paradise
فرهاد FarhAd A character from NezAmi’s epic “Khosrow & Shirin (a  famed stone-cutter who was in love with Shirin, the wife of the Sassani king Khosrow Parviz II.); A character in Shahnameh
فرهد Farhad (A) A handsome youth
فرهان FarhAn
فرهنگ Farhang Good-breeding
فرهود Farhood/Farhoud Handsome boy; lion cub
فریان FariAn
فریبرز Fariborz A character in Shahnameh (son of Kay-kavus)
فرید Farid Unique
فریمان FarimAn /Farimun Name of town  in Iran (in Khorassan province)
فرینام FarinAm Glorious name
فریس Faris (A) Horseman, knight
فریور Farivar Right, orthodox
فرجاد FarjAd Excellent, eminent in learning
فرجام FarjAm Fortunate
فرخاد FarkhAd Victorious
فرلاس FarlAs Soul of the sphere of Mercury 
فرناد Farnod/Farnad Power, strength
فرنام FarnAm Glorious name
فرنود Farnoud Proof, reason
فرّخ Farrokh Happy, fortunate
فرّخزاد FarrokhzAd Happily born; A character in Shahnameh (One of Bahram choobineh and Khosrow parviz’s generals) 
فرساد FarsAd Wise
فرشاد FarshAd Soul of the sphere of Mercury 
فرشید Farshid/Farsheed Bright as the sun; A character in Shahnameh (brother of Piran)
فرشیدورد Farshidvard
فرشین Farshin
فرتاش FartAsh/Fartosh Being, existence
فرتوس/ فرطوس Fartous/Fartouss A character in Shahnameh (Name of one of Afrasiyab’s general)
فروَد Farvad A character in Shahnameh; descent; proud
فروردین Farvardin First month of Iranian calendar
فرورتیش Farvartish Name of Medes king
فاریا FAryA/FAriA ?
فریان FaryAn Name of a king
فرزاد FarzAd Splendid birth
فرزام FarzAm Worthy, befitting
فرزان FarzAn Wise
فرزین Farzin/Farzeen Learned
فاتک FAtak Name of Mani’s father
فاضل FAzel (A) Learned
فردوس Ferdows Paradise
فریدون Fereydoon/Feraydoon/Fereidoon/Feraidoon A character in Shahnameh (A king of the mythical Pishdadi dynasty who saved the Aryans)
فیروز Firouz/Firooz/Firuz Victorious; Name of a Sassani King
فروهر Foroohar/Forouhar Essence
فرود Foroud/Forood/Froud Characters in Shahnameh (Siavosh and Jarireh’s son; also name of Shirin and Khosrow Parviz’s son); descent; proud
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گرشاسب GarshAsb A character in Shahnameh
گوماتا = گئومات GaumAtA = GomAtA  
گیو Giv A character in Shahnameh (Goudarz’s son)
قادر GhAder Able
غدیر Ghadir (A) A sword
قلندر Ghalandar Dervish
قاسم GhAsem (A) A distributor
قیصر Gheysar (A) Caesar, an emperor
قباد GhobAd Name of Sassani king; A character in Shahnameh
قدرت Ghodrat Strength
گرگین Gorgin A character in Shahnameh
گشتاسب GoshtAsp =GoshtAsb Possessor of many horses; Name of an ancient king of Persia (Dariush’s father); also name of a character in Shahnameh
گودرز Goudarz/Gudarz/Goodarz Name of 2 kings of the AshkAniAn(Parthian) dynasty; Name of a bird; also a character in Shahnameh
گرزم Gorazm A character in Shahnameh
گوشاسب GoushAsb Name of a king
گورنگ = کورنگ Gurang = Kurang A character in Shahnameh
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حبیب Habib (A) Friend
هادی HAdi (A) Guide, leader
حافظ HAfez Protector
  Hajir A character in Shahnameh
هامان HAmAn Name of man in Khashayar’s royal court; also name of Abraham’s brother
  HamdAt Name of HamAn’s father
حامد HAmed (A) One who praises
حامی HAmi Protector, defender
حمید Hamid (A) Praiseworthy
هامون HAmoon/HAmoun A plain
حانی HAni (A) Happy , content
هارون HArun (A) Aaron (brother of Moses); chief; leader
هاشم HAshem (A)
حسن Hassan (A) Good
هاتف HAtef (A) One who praises; a voice from heaven; a guardian angel
هژیر Hazhir/Hajir Dignity; praiseworthy; name of a champion of Iran
هدایت HedAyat Guide
حسام HesAm (A) A sharp sword
هشام HeshAm (A) A generous youth
حیدر Heydar (A) Lion
هیراد HirAd Appearing fresh and healthy
هیربد Hirbod (Z) A priest of a fire temple
هیرمند Hirmand Name of a river in Iran
هیرسا HirsA Pure, chaste, devout, holy
هیتاسب HitAsb = Hitasp Possessor of shining horses
هیوند Hivand Purity
  Hojabr (A)
همایون HomAyoon Royal, fortunate
هومن Hooman/Houman Having a good soul, good nature
هومان HoomAn/HoumAn A character in Shahnameh (Name of one of Afrasiyab’s generals)
هومین Hoomin/Hoomeen/Houmin
هونام HoonAm/HounAm Of good name
هوشان HooshAn/HoushAn Epiphany
هوشنگ Hooshang/Houshang One who build’s good houses; A character in Shahnameh (The 2nd king of the mythical Pishdadi dynasty who was Siamak’s son)
هوشمند Hooshmand/Houshmand Wise
هوشیار HooshyAr/HoushyAr Wise
هوتن Hootan/Houtan = HootanA/HoutanA Well bodied; An ally of King Darius 
هرمز Hormoz Characters in Shahnameh (Anoushiravan’s son; also name Bahram-gur’s grandson)
حسین Hossein (A) Good
هورداد HurdAd Gift of the sun
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الیا IliyA (A) Elijah; Elia; Elias; Eliyah
الیاس IlyAs/IliAs (A) Elias
ایلا IlA A character in Shahnameh (Afrasiab’s son)
ایرج Iraj / Eraj A character in Shahnameh (Youngest son of Fereidoon); The sun
ایرمان IrmAn Wish
ایمان ImAn Faith
ایراف IrAf Name of the father of ardA
اسفندیار IsfandyAr/EsfandyAr = IspandyAr A character in Shahnameh (Goshtasb’s son)
ایزد Izad God; an angel
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جبّار JabbAr (A) Powerful; the Almighty; bone-setter
جهان JahAn World
جهاندار JahAndAr Possessor of the world
جهانبخت JahAnbakht
جهانبخش JahAnbakhsh
جهانبان JahAnbAn Potector of the world
جهانفر JahAnfar Splendor of the world
جهانگیر JahAngir Conqueror of the world; A character in Shahnameh (Rostam’s son)
جهانمهر JahAnmehr Kindness of the world
جهانشاد JahAnshAd The cause of the world’s happiness
جهانشاه JahAnshah King/Emperor of the world
جهانشیر JahAnshir (K)
جهانسوز JahAnsooz Affection of the world
جهانیار JahAnyAr Companion of the world
جعفر Jafar (A) A river; Also name of 6th Imam of the Shitte Muslims
جلال JalAl (A) Greatness
جلایل Jalil (A) Noble; Great
جمال JamAl (A) Being fair
جاماسب JAmAsb (Z) Possesor of strong horses; Name of Zartosht’s son-in-law and Porochista’s husband
جامی JAmi
جمشید Jamshid A character in Shahnameh (The 3rd king of the mythical Pishdadi dynasty) ;Handsome
جواد JavAd (A) Liberal
جوانشیر JavAnshir (K) Name of Sassani king (son of Khosrow Parviz)
جاوید JAvid Living forever
جوریل JouyA/JuyA A seeker, inquirer ; A character in Shahnameh (see Jouyan)
جویان JouyAn/JuyAn A seeker, inquirer;  A character in Shahnameh (a Mazandarani warrior)
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کلباد KalbAd/Kalbod/Calbod A character in Shahnameh (A mighty man of TurAn, killed by Fariborz)
کمال KamAl Perfection, excellence, completion, utmost level
کامبخش KAmbakhsh Giving the enjoyment of one’s desires
کامبیز KAmbiz Fortunate
کامبین KAmbin Fortunate, happy, content, successful in every wish
کامبد KAmbod Great wish
کمبوجیه KAmboziA = Kamboojieh = KambojiA Cambyses; Name of Kourosh’s father and Name of 2 kings of the Achaemenid dynasty
کامدین KAmdin/KAmdean  
کامکار KAmkAr/KAmcar Name of a rose of intense red
کامران KAmrAn Successful, fortunate
کامشاد KAmshAd Happy wish/desire
کام KAmvar Successful, fortunate, victorious
کاموس KAmous A character in Shahnameh (one of AfrasiyAb’s generals)
کامیار KAmyAr Successful
کریم Karim (A) Generous
کریمان KarimAn A character in Shahnameh
کریمداد KarimdAd (A) God given
کسرا KasrA /CasrA A character in Shahnameh
کتیبه Katibeh (A) An army
کواد KavAd Name of a Sassanid king
کاوان KAvAn (K) Rock
کاوه KAveh A character in Shahnameh (a mythical blacksmith who saved the Iranian kingdom)
کاویان KAviAn Name of the flag of Kaveh (in Shahnameh)
کاووس KAvoos/KAvous =Kaykavoos/Kai-kAvus/KaykAvus
کَیان KayAn A star
کیهان KayhAn The world
کیوان KayvAn/KeyvAn World, universe; The planet Saturn;  A character in Shahnameh (a treasurer of Bahram-gur’s era)
کاظم KAzem (A) A man who hides his anger; also name of 8th Imam of the Shiites
کشواد KeshvAd A character in Shahnameh (Gudarz’s father)
کیقباد KayghobAd / Keyghobad A character in Shahnameh (The first king of the mythical Kianian dynasty)
کیکاووس KaykAvoos/Kai-kAvus/KaykAvus Possessor of springs (water); Noble; Desires ; A character in Shahnameh (The 2nd king of the mythical Kianian dynasty who was Sudabeh’s husband, and Siavash’s father)
کیخسرو Kay-khosrow/Kay-khosro = Key-khosrow Noble, nobility; A character in Shahnameh (The 3rd king of the mythical Pishdadi dynasty who was Siavash’s son and KaykAvus’ grandson)
خشایار KhashAyAr Name of a couple of Persian kings of the Achaemenid dynasty; Xerxes
  KhazarvAn A character in Shahnameh
خرداد KhodAdAd God-given; gift of God
خرسند Khorsand Content
خسرو Khosrow/Khosro Having a good name; Name of many of the Sassani kings; A character in Shahnameh
کیا KiA King, protector, defender
کیان KiAn/KiyAn = KayAn The kings; the name of the 2nd dynasty of Persian kings
کیانوش KiAnoosh = KayAnoosh A character in Shahnameh (Fereydoon’s brother)
کی آرمین Kay-Armin A character in Shahnameh (Kay-ghobad’s fourth son)
کیانوش KiAnoush/Keyanoush A character in Shahnameh (One of Fereydoun’s older brothers)
کی آرش/ کیارش KiArash Son of an Iranian prince
کیاوش KiAvash Royal; like a king
کیومرث Kiumars/Keyumars A character in Shahnameh (First king of the mythical Pishdadi dynasty)
کوهیار KoohyAr Name of Maziar’s brother
کوشا KooshA/KoushA Diligent
کوشان KooshAn/KoushAn Diligent
کوشیار KoshyAr/ KoushyAr Name of the physician under whom Avicenna studied medicine
کورنگ Kourang = Gurang A character in Shahnameh 
کورش Kourosh/Kurosh Name of first king of Iran, founder of the the Achaemenids dynasty and the Persian empire
کورُس Kouros (G) Kourosh
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لیث Leiss (A) A lion
لسان LesAn (A) Speech; An interpreter
لهراسب LohrAsb Possessing a fast horse; A character in Shahnameh (name of a king and Goshtasb’s father)
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مقصود Maghsoud Intended, desired
ماهان MAhAn
مهداد MahdAd A name during the Achaemenid era
ماهر MAher Expert
مهرام MahrAm Tamed by the moon
مهبد Mahbod = Mahbood Name of Anoushiravan’s minister (vizier)
محمود Mahmood/Mahmoud (A) Praised
مهرا MahrA
مهوند Mahvand Possessing the moon
مهوار MahvAr Like the moon (resembling the moon in beauty)
مهیار MahyAr Friend of the moon, the moon’s companion
مهیاز MahyAz = MehyAz A character in Shahnmeh (A wrestler of Turan)
مجید Majid (A) Great, honourable
ماکان MAkAn One of the commanders of the army of the SAmAnian dynasty
مَلِک Malek King 
ملیک Malik (A) King
مانک ManAk One of Khosrow Parviz’s (Sassanian) commanders
مانی MAni/MAnee A painter who later claimed to be a prophet, and the founder of Manichaeism
منوچهر Manouchehr/Manoochehr Of a warrior family, descent ; A character in Shahnameh (The 6th  king of the mythical Pishdadi dynasty)
مانوش MAnoush/MAnoosh A character in Shahnameh (Lohrasb’s grandfather)
منصور Mansoor/Mansour (A) Defended, protected by God
مرداس Mardas/Mardaas A character in Shahnameh (A good and righteous man who was Zahak’s father)
مردآویج Mardavij Name of the founder of the Ziyarid dynasty
مرتیا MartiyA Warrior; a rebel from Elam who fought against the Persian King Darius I
مروان MarvAn
مرزبان MarzbAn = MarzvAn Border guard
مسعود Massoud (A) Fortunate, prosperous, happy
متین Matin/ Mateen(A) Firm, solid
مازار MAzAr Name of a Medes general in charge of Kourosh’s army
مزدا MazdA ?
مزدک Mazdak A famous man during Sassanian period and founder of Mazdakism
مازیار MAziAr Name of a historical Persian general of Tabaristan (now called Mazandaran) 
مهدی Mehdi = Mahdi (A) Guided
مهراب MehrAb A character in Shahnameh (Roudabeh’s father)
مهربان MehrabAn (Z) Kind
مهراد MehrAd
مهرک Mehrak Name of a warrior during Ardeshir’s (Sassanid) reign; Name of Shapour I’s (Sassanid) father-in-law; Sun
مهرام MehrAm
مهران MehrAn A character in Shahnameh
مهرنگ Mehrang ?
مهراشک Mehrashk
مهرداد MehrdAd Gift of the sun
مهرگان MehregAn Autumn
مهرنام MehrnAm
مهرنوش Mehrnoosh A character in Shahnameh (one of EsfandiyAr’s son)
مهرساد MehrsAd
مهرشاد MehrshAd Shining sun
مهرتاش MehrtAsh Like the sun
مهروند Mehrvand Having kindness and friendship
مهرورز Mehrvarz
مهریار MehryAr Kind
مهرزاد MehrzAd The offspring of the sun; born of the son
میثم Meisam/Maysam/Maisam (A) Beauty
مهریار MehyAr ?
مکابیز MekAbiz = Megabiz Name of one of Dariush’s generals
میعاد MiAd (A) Place of worship
میلاد MilAd Name of a champion of Iran; birth; Christmas; A character in Shahnameh
میرزا MirzA A Prince; gentleman
میثاق MisAgh (A) A promise
معین Moeen (A) Assistant, supporter
محمّد Mohammad (A) Highly praised; also name of the Prophet of Islam
مهیمن Mohaymen (A) Protector
محسن Mohsen (A) One who does good
مجتبی MojtabA (A) Chosen
مراد MorAd Desire, wish
مرتضی MortezA (A) Chosen
موسی MousA/MusA A companion
مصطفی MustafA (A) Chosen
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نادر NAder (A) Rare
نجید Najid (A) Bold, brave
نامدار NAmdAr Famous
نامی NAmi Illustrious, celebrated
نامور NAmvar Famous
نریمان NarimAn A character in Shahnameh (ZAl’s grandfather)
نرسی Narsi = Nersi Name of a Sassani king ; Characters in Shahnameh (Gudarz’s son; also name an AshkaniAn king)
ناصر NAser (A) Assister, friend
نشواد NashvAd A character in Shahnameh
نصیر Nasir (A) Defender
نصیح Nasih (A) Faithful; an adviser
نَستور Nastour A character in Shahnameh (Goshtasb’s brother)
نوند Navand Messenger, courier
نوید Navid = Novid Glad tidings, good news
نعمت Nemat (A) A blessing
نیرَم Neyram =NarimAn
نظام NezAm (A) Order, discipline
نیک Nik Good
نیکا NikA Name of a river in Iran
نیکاو NikAv
نیک آهنگ NikAhang Good music
نیکان NikAn/Neekon Good men
نیکنام NiknAm/Niknom Having a good name
نیکنیا NikniA  
نیکروز Nikrooz Good day
نیکزاد NikzAd Of good birth
نیما NimA Small
نیماد NimAd/Nimod Good Judgement;  The ability of good judgment
نیناد NinAd/Ninod Patience
نیرو Nirou/Niroo Strength
نیوشا NiushA/NiyushA/NiyooshA A listener
نیو Niv Bold, brave
نیواد NivAd Courage, bravery
نیوند Nivand Understanding
نیوراد NivrAd/Nivrod Order, arrangement
نیوتور Nivtour Pride
نیوزاد NivzAd Son of a hero
نوروز Norouz/Norooz New day
نصرت Nosrat (A) Victory
نوزر Nozar A character in Shahnameh (The 7th king of the mythical Pishdadi dynasty who was one Manouchehr’s son)
نوژان Nozhan/Nojan A pine tree
نوری Nouri Light
نوشیروان NoushirvAn Name of a king of Persia
نوشزاد NoushzAd /NushzAd Happily born; A character in Shahnameh (AnoushirvAn’s son from his Christian wife)
نوبان NubAn/NoubAn A king’s son
نوین Nuvin/Novin A prince; the most excellent of anything
نویان NuyAn =NoyAn A prince
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اُخشان OkhshAn Posessing bulls; An old Persian name
اکتای = اختای OktAy (T) = OkhtAy (T) Name of one of Chengiz Khan’s son who was one of his 4 successors; One who stays with his tribe or people (in Azerbaijani)
اُجای OjAy (T) Tall
امید Omid/Omeed Hope
اُرند Orand Glory; A character in Shahnameh
اورنگ Orang/Aurang A throne; wisdom, understanding; beauty
اوشنر Oshnar A character in Shahnameh (KaykAvus’ wise and cunning vizier)
اُوژن Ozhan/Auzhan Hero, victorious
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پرنگ Parang The luster of a glittering sword
پردیس Pardis Paradise
پرهام ParhAm Abraham
پاریا PAriA/PAryA
پارسا PArsA Pure, chaste, devout, holy; Persian
پرشاد Parshad
پرشند Parshand Warrior
پرشین Parshin
پرتام PartAm Best
پرتاش PartAsh
پرویز Parviz Undefeatable; A character in Shahnameh
پاساد PAsAd/PAssAd Defense, preservation
پاشا PAshA (T) A Turkish name meaning a lord
پشنگ Pashang = Pashan A character in Shahnameh (AfrAsiyAb’s father)
پاتون PAtune/PAtoon/Potune/Potoon A falcon marked with a distinguishing sign
پیام PayAm Message
پاینده PAyandeh Long live
پیدافر PaydAfar/PeydAfar
پدرام PedrAm Adorned; glad, charming
پِشنگ Peshang (K) Vanguard
پژمان PezhmAn/PejmAn Broken-hearted, sad
پُژمان PuzhmAn/PujmAn Desire, wish
پیوند Peyvand A connection, union
پیمان PeymAn Promise
پژواک PezhvAk An echo
پیران PirAn A character in Shahnameh (Name of one of Afrasiyab’s generals)
پیروز Pirooz/Piruz/Pirouz Victorious; Name of a Sassanid king; also a character in Shahnameh
پولاد PoulAd/PulAd Steel; a sword
پورنگ Pourang
پوریا PouriyA /PuriyA An Iranian warrior
پویا PouyA To search, searcher; running; runner
پویان PouyAn To search, searcher; running; runner
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راد RAd/Rod Generous, brave, generous youth
رادبد RAdbod/Rodbod Commander of war chariots
رادین RAdin/Rodin Free
رادمان RAdmAn/Rodmon/RAdmon/RodmAn Munificent, generous
رادمنش RAdmanish/Rodmanish Munificent, generous
رادمهر RAdmehr/Rodmehr Name of one of Darius III’s generals
رها RahA Free
رهاد RahAd A traveler; a note in music
رهام RahAm A character in Shahnameh (Gudarz’s son)
رحیم Rahim (A) Merciful
راهزاد RahzAd Name of Khosrow Parviz’s general
راجی RAji (A) Hopeful
رخشان RakhshAn Flashing
رامبُد RAmbod Obedient
رامی RAmi (A) An archer
رامین RAmin A character in Shahnameh (One of Kay-khosrow’s son); A character in the Persian romantic epic “Vis & Ramin”
رامتین RAmtin Famous musician during the Sassanid Dynasty
رامیاد RAmyAd Obedient
رامیار RAmyAr Shepherd
  Raouf/Ra’ouf/Raoof/Ra’oof (A) Kind
رسام RasAm Designer, painter
راستین RAstin True
رشید Rashid/Rasheed (A) Brave
رشین Rashin/Rasheen Gum of the Poplar tree; Name of an ancestor of Afrasiyab
رسول Rasoul/Rasool (A) Apostle
رایان RAyAn/ Ryon/RyAn Kings
رازان RAzAn (K)   Adorned
رازبان RAzbAn A confidant; a privy counsellor
رازی RAzi A famous Persian alchemist, scientist and philosopher
رزین Razin Strong
رضا RezA (A) Consent, agreement; Name of 8th Imam of Shi’ites
رهام RohAm A character in Shahnameh (Goudarz’s son); Guardian
رُکندین Rokneddin Pillar of religion
روزبه Roozbeh/Ruzbeh /Rouzbeh Fortunate; A character in Shahnameh (name of Bahram-gur’s counsillor of state)
روشاک RoshAk /RushAk/Roushok Bright; Name of Daruis’ general  who fought against Alexander the great
روشان RoshAn Light
رستم Rostam /Rustam A hero and warrior in Shahnameh
روئین Royin/Rouin Brazen; A character in Shahnameh (PirAn’s son who was killed by Bijan)
رایکا = ریکا RykA/RAykA = RikA/ReekA Handsome boy; beloved, wished for, desired; boy (in Mazandarani)
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صبا SabA (A) A gentle breeze
صابر SAber (A) Patient
ثابت SAbet Stable, firm
صادق SAdegh (A) Sincere
صدری SadrA/Sadri Chief seat, judge
ساعد Sa’ed/Saed (A) Helper
سعید Saeed Happy, prosperous, lucky
  SahAb (A) Companions
سهند Sahand A mountain in Azarbaijan
ساحل SAhel (A) Beach, shore
صلاح SalAh (A) Integrity
صلاح الدین SalAhedin (A) The righteousness of the faith
سالار SAlAr Leader
سلیم Salim (A) Perfect
سلم Salm A character in Shahnameh (Fereydoon’s eldest son)
سلمک Salmak Name of a melody in Persian music (a gusheh of dastgah-e Shur)
سلمان SalmAn (A) Name of a friend of Ali; Name of an herb (Oriental wormwood)
سام SAm/SAlm A character in Shahnameh (NarimAn’s son and Rostam’s grandfather)
صمد Samad A lord, chief
سامان SAmAn Tranquility; order, arrangement; welfare; a good disposition
سمند Samand A noble steed; an arrow
سامی SAmi High, Elevated
سامین SAmin Name of a village in Iran
سمیر Samir (A) Entertaining companion
سمراد SamrAd/Samrod Imagination, thoughts
سامیار SAmyAr (Z) An old  Zorastrian name
سنجر Sanjar (T) Prince, emperor, king; Name of a Sultan of the Seljuk dynasty
سارنگ SArang A small black bird
سردار SardAr A general
سریر Sarir Rainbow
سرمد Sarmad Forever
سرمند Sarmand
سرواد SarvAd Ode, song
ساسان SAsAn/SAssAn Name of the grandfather of Ardeshir, founder of the Sassanid dynasty
ساتراپ SAtrAp/SAtrop Satrap
ستّار SattAr (A) Concealer
ساتیار SAtyAr  
ساویز SAviz Of good morals or temper
صدیق Sedigh (A) A sincere friend
سپند Sepand Wild rue; name of a mountain
سپنتا SepantA Holy
سپنتمان SepantemAn/SpantemAn Surname of Zartosht
سپندار SepandAr A character in Shahnameh (Gushtasp’s son)
سپهر Sepehr Sky, the heavens, celestial globe
  SerAj (A) Luminary; the sun
شباویز ShabAviz Owl
شبدیز Shabdiz Name of Khosrow Parviz’s (Sassanid king) horse; Black as night
شادان ShAdAn Happy, cheerful
شادمهر ShAdmehr Kind; Cheerful
شادرخ Shadrokh Cheerful face
شادروز ShAdrouz Joyous day
شادورد ShAdvard Halo round the moon; royal throne; name of a note in music
شهاب ShahAb Shooting star, meteor
شهبال ShahbAl Longest feather in the wing of a bird
شهباز ShahbAz Royal falcon
شهبد Shahbod  
شهداد ShahdAd Given by the king
شاهد ShAhed Witness
شاهین ShAhin Falcon
شهکام ShahkAm The king’s wish
شهنام ShahnAm King’s name
شهپر Shahpar The longest feather in a bird
شهراب ShahrAb
شهراد ShahrAd Brave king
شهرام ShahrAm The king’s obedient subject
شهرباز ShahrbarAz = ShahrvarAz An Iranian army commander during Sassanid dynasty
شهرداد ShahrdAd Gift of the city
شهریار ShahriAr/ShahryAr The King
شاهرخ ShAhrokh Name of a Timurid king (Teymour’s son);  Title given to sons of nobility; the horn of a rhinoceros
شهروز Shahruz/Shahrooz A great river
شاهور ShAhvar
شهیار ShahyAr Friend of the king
شمیل Shamil The north wind
شمسا ShamsA Sun, sunlight
شاپور ShApour/Shapur = Shahpour/Shahpur Son of the king, prince; Name of 4 Sassani kings; A character in Shahnameh (One of Manouchehr’s warriors)
شریف Sharif (A) Noble; holy
شارود Sharoud Halo round the moon
  Sharzeh Strong
شایا ShAyA Worthy
شایان ShAyAn/ShyAn Worthy, deserving, meriting
شایگان ShAygAn Worthy; anything worthy of a king or great man
شروین Shervin = Sharvin Name of a couple of kings of the Bavand dynasty (which ruled Tabaristan in what is now northern Iran (Mazandaran)  
شیداسب Shidasb = Shidasp A character in Shahnameh (Goshtasb’s son); Possessor of shining horses
شیده Shideh A character in Shahnameh (AfrAsiyAb’s son)
شیدفر Shidfar Glory of the sun
شیدوش Shidoush A character in Shahnameh (Goudarz’s son, and brother of Giv)
شیرویه Shirouyeh
شیروان ShirvAn = ShervAn Name of a city (a former Persian province in Caucasus, which is now part of Republic of Azerbaijan)
شیرزاد ShirzAd Brave, courageous
شجاع ShojA Brave
شووان ShowAn = ShwAn (K) Shepherd
شولان ShowlAn (K) Lasso
سیامک SiAmak Black-haired man; A character in Shahnameh (Kiumars’ son)
سیاوش SiAvosh = Siavash A character in Shahnameh (Kay-kavus’ son)
سیرمان SirmAn/Sirmon A ruby; embroidered silk
سینا SinA (A) Sinai
سینام SinAm Name of a fabled mountain with a pillared treasure-house
سیوا SivA An apple
سهیل Soheil/Sohail (A) Name of a star
سهراب SohrAb A character in Shahnameh (Rostam’s son); Rosy glow
سلیمان SoleymAn (A) Solomon
سوران SoorAn /SourAn/SurAn A starling
سرنا/سورنا = سرنای SornA/SurnA = SornAy A Persian Oboe
سورنا SorenA/SurenA Iranian military leader during AshkAnian(Parthian) dynasty
سروش Soroush/Sorush Messenger angel
سوشیانت Soshiant/Soshyant/Sushiant/Sushyant (Z) The (final world) Savior
ستوده Sotoudeh Blessed
سوفرا SufarA/SoufarA A character in Shahnameh (Name of Kayghobad’s vizir)
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تابال TAbAl Name of an Iranian commander of Kurosh the Great; Stable, strong
تهمین Tahmin Brave
تهمتن Tahamtan Powerful, mighty
طاهر TAher (A) Pure, chaste, clean
تهماسب TahmAseb A character in Shahnameh (last king of the PishdAdi dynasty); Having a strong horse
طهمورث Tahmouress/Tahmooress Brave; A character in Shahnameh (Houshang’s son and Jamshid’s father)
تاج TAj Crown
تاجفر TAjfar
تاجور TAjvar King
تلیمان TalimAn A character in Shahnameh (Name of a warrior in Fereydoon’s army)
تیمور Teymour/Teymoor/Teymur/Taymoor (T) Iron; Name of the founder of the Timurid dynasty
تینوش / طینوش Tinoush A character in Shahnameh
تیشتار Tishtar Angel presiding over the star Sirius, which also directs the rain. 
تیران TirAn Arrows; Name of a king of AshkAniAn (Parthian) dynasty
تیربُد Tirbod
تیرداد TirdAd Name of a king of AshkAniAn (Parthian) dynasty
تیرگر Tirgar
تیرنام TirnAm
تراب TorAb Soil
طوفان / توفان ToufAn/ToofAn (A) Storm
تورج Touraj/Tooraj = Tour/Toor A character in Shahnameh (One of Fereydoon’s son who became the king of Tour)
تورک Tourak An Iranian hero
طوس / توس Tous /Tus/ Touss Name of a city in Khorasan province (Ferdowsi’s birthplace); A character in Shahnameh (Name of a great Iranian general, son of King Nozar)
توتک Toutak/Tutak A money-chest; Name of a plant (cat-tail grass)
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  UrumAn (T) Forest
  UshAh Dawn
اوتبر Utabar Intelligent , wise
اوتانا UtAnA = OtAnA An ally of King Darius I; One who has a good figure
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وفا VafA (A) Loyalty, faithfulness
وهاب VahAb (A) A giver
وهبد Vahbod
وحدت Vahdat (A) Unity
وحید Vahid (A) Unique
وهرز Vahraz Name of one of Anoushiravan’s generals
وجیح Vajih (A) Of noble presence; handsome
والا VAlA Eminent, respectable
واله VAleh
ونداد VandAd
واریان VAriAn/VAriyAn Name of a place in Iran
وارتان VArtAn Name of a Persian king
واروژ VAroozh
ورفان VarfAn A mediator
ورجاوند VarjAvand Strong
ورشاسب VarshAsb ?
ویراف VirAf Name of the father of ardA
ویشپر Vishpar
ویشتاسب VishtAsb Name of the father of King Darius I; Possessor of many horses
ویسه Visseh A character in Shahnameh (the father of PirAn, Afrasiab’s commander-in-chief)
ورنا VornA Young, youthful
وُریا VoryA (K)  
وشمگیر Voshmgir Name of a king; quail-catcher
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یعقوب Yaghoub (A) Jacob
یحیی YahyA (A) John
یامین Yamin (A) Strength; power; blessing
یاران YArAn A friend; a polite well-spoken man; a jovial companion
یاری YAri Friendship
یاشار YAshAr (T) Existing or living (in Azerbaijani)
یاوند YAvand King
یاور YAvar A friend, companion
یازان YAzAn Of tall stature
یزدان YazdAn Name of the spirit of goodness
یزدان بخش YazdAnbakhsh Name of the vazir of Hormoz
یزدانفر YazdAndfar The splendor of God
یزدگرد Yazdgerd The name 3 kings of the Sassanid dynasty
یونس Youness (A) Jonas/Jonah
یوسف Yousef (A) Joseph
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زاب ZAb To be helpful; Strong; A character in Shahnameh (The 8th king of the mythical Pishdadi dynasty who was Nozar’s son)
زادفر ZAdfar Glorious birth
زادمهر ZAdmehr The offspring of the sun; born of the son
زاهد ZAhed (A) Devout
زکریا ZakariA Zachary/Zachariah
زال ZAl A character in Shahnameh (Rostam’s father)
ظفر Zafar (A) Victory
زامیاد ZAmyAd Name of the 28th day of the Persian month; also of its presiding angel
زند Zand The book of Zardosht
زراسب Zarasp = Zarasb Characters  in Shahnameh (Manouchehr’s son; also the name of the son of Touss); Having a golden horse
زریر Zarir A character in Shahnameh (Goshtasp’s brother)
زرتشت Zartosht Zoroaster; Golden Star
زروان ZarvAn = Zurvan (Z) Time ; The god of time
زروند ZarvAnd  
زاور ZAvar Powerful, mighty; The planet Venus
زواره ZavAreh A character in Shahnameh (Rostam’s brother)
ژرفا ZharfA Depth
ژاژه ZhAzeh ?
ژکفر Zhakfar Very patient
ژامک ZhAmak Small poem
ژیان ZhiAn Formidable
ژیانفر ZhiAnfar Formidable
ژوبین Zhoubin/Joubin A sort of spear
ضیا ZiA Light
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