100 Unique Iranian Boy Names

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Discover the many great names of Persia and its mythology recorded in the Shahnameh poems that will give you the inspiration to look more deeply at the meanings of these great historical names.

Persian boy names are steeped in ancient history and mythology that bring this once great empire to life.

The far-reaching influence of Persian names and culture has shaped many other cultures around the world. Religion was a core pillar of Ancient Persia and has carried forward to modern-day Arabic countries that have given religious names a timeless flow from generation to generation.

But how do you choose just one? We’ve done the hard work and found some of the most amazing Persian male names shaped by this once-great empire. They’ll provide your son with daily life lessons and a strong reminder of the culture and religion they represent.


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100 Popular Persian Boy Names

With this list of Persian names for boys, you’ll feel like you’re on an archeological dig into the beauty of the past.

Abbas

The name Abbas means lion in Arabic and stems from an uncle of the Prophet Muhammed called Al-‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib. It is a revered name within Muslim communities and is also a family name. Abbas the Great was one of the great rulers in Persian history, giving the name an association to nobility.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Stern, Lion
  • Pronunciation: ah-bahs
  • Variations: Abbass, Abass, Abas, Abassi, Abbaas
  • Popularity: Abbas is a widely popular name within the Muslim world as it is linked to the Prophet Muhammad.
Ancient, Holy

Afshin

Afshin was the princely title of the rulers of Osrushana at the time of the Muslim conquest. It is a short, powerful name that rolls nicely off the tongue. Although it is a name embedded in ancient history, it is a neutral name with a nice meaning.

  • Origin: Persian, Arabic
  • Meaning: Decorated with sparkles
  • Pronunciation: af-shin
  • Variations: Afsin, Afshiin, Afsheen
  • Popularity: Afshin is a widely popular name as it is easy to pronounce and is linked to historic royalty.
Promise, Kind

Ahmed

Ahmed is a two-syllable name that is easy to pronounce. The “med” part of the name gives it a soft sound that can be appealing to many parents. Giving your son one of the names of the Prophet Muhammad inspires hope and love. The name is also associated with Ahmed 1, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Highly praised
  • Pronunciation: ah-med
  • Variations: Achmed, Achmet, Ahmet, Amadu, Ahmad
  • Popularity: Ahmed is a very popular name among Muslim people as it is one of the names of Prophet Muhammed.
Hope, Leader

Ahmad

Ahmad is very similar to Ahmed but the pronunciation is a bit stronger with the “mad” at the end. The meaning has a religious connotation to it and will fit all baby boys as a son is seen as a most worthy gift from above.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Most commendable, most praiseworthy
  • Pronunciation: ah-mad
  • Variations: Ahmed, Achmad, Achmat
  • Popularity: Ahmad is a commonly used name across Arabic regions.
Hope, Traditional

Akhtar

Akhtar is a beautiful neutral name for a baby boy or girl. It means star but also implies any bright celestial object in the night sky. This is how so many parents feel about their newborn baby – a bright shining star that lights up the heart.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Star, good luck
  • Pronunciation: akha-tar
  • Popularity: Akhtar is a popular and widespread Persian name in Arabic regions and is also common in places like India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
Cool, Beautiful

Ali

Historically, Ali is a boys’ name and Ali was a close relation of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph or ruler of the Islamic world. Historically, Ali is a boy name, but in the U.S., the name is also given to girls and used as a nickname for names like Alexandra. An easy-to-pronounce name with a fitting meaning that will make any little boy shine with pride.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Noble, exalted
  • Pronunciation: ah-lee
  • Variations: Ally, Aly, Alli, Alley, Allie Ally,
  • Namesakes: Muhammad Ali, a world boxing champion.
  • Popularity: Ali is a very popular name across the world and in 2018, the SSA database in the U.S. recorded 36 813 babies born with the name Ali.
Trendy, Reliable

Ardashir

Ardashir is a likable name as it relates to the virtues of truth and honesty. Historically, Ardashir 1 was the founder of the Sassanid Empire in Ancient Persia. In modern times, names that relate to virtues are considered strong names and Ardashir fits that bill.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: The one whose reign is based on honesty and justice
  • Pronunciation: ar-dash-hir
  • Popularity: Ardashir is popular in Iran and other Persian countries.
Reliable, Kind

Ashraf

Ashraf is another easy name to pronounce and has transcended across religious lines worldwide. In fact, the name is so beautiful that some parents use it to name their baby girl. It is a melodic-sounding Persian male name with a ring of royalty.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Very noble
  • Pronunciation: ash-ruf
  • Variations: Achraf
  • Popularity: Ashraf is a common name throughout the world and across all religions.
Leader, Kind

Babak

Babak was the name of the father of Ardashir, founder of the Sassanid Empire in Ancient Persia. It suggests passing on inner strength. Many fathers will see their newborn son as a little father or mini-me. Being such a short and easy name to say, Babak almost sounds like a nickname, but it is a very nice and unique Persian male name for a little boy.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Little father
  • Pronunciation: bah-bak
  • Variations: Pabag, Papak
  • Popularity: Babak is not very common in western countries but it is fairly common in Arabic countries.
Hope, Strong

Baraz

Baraz is a unique name with a nice sound to it. Its meaning is neutral but open to interpretation as it can take on a religious connotation. Parents who want their son to be illustrious and dependable may find this strong Persian boy name a good choice.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Illustrious, high, exalted
  • Pronunciation: bah-rahz
  • Variations: Baraas, Baras
  • Popularity: The name Baraz is rare in western countries but fairly common in Arabic countries.
Unique, Fun
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Barzin

Barzin is a name in the Persian lore of Shahnameh and a strong-sounding name fit for a little boy. Such names are popular among Muslim people because of their relation to Persian history and a strong name with a good meaning is the norm. The meaning implies strength which can be physical or mental, so it is a universal name that applies to a common trait among men.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Strong leader
  • Pronunciation: bhar-zin
  • Popularity: The name Barzin is widely popular in all Muslim countries.
Reliable, Cool

 Bashir

Bashir is a beautiful name for a boy, but because of modern political history relating to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes, the name has been used less among Muslim families. This is actually a great boys’ name with a strong meaning, but the current association may invite unnecessary ridicule for your son.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Bringer of good news
  • Pronunciation: bah-sh-ir
  • Variations: Basheer
  • Popularity: Bashir remains fairly popular in Arabic countries but not so in western countries.
Promise, Kind

Basir

Basir has multiple Islamic meanings that include “knowledgeable, proficient,” and “one who sees.” It is very similar to Bashir but does not have a negative association. In essence, the meaning is a lifetime identity for a little boy to live up to; besides, all parents want to have a wise son.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Wise
  • Pronunciation: bah-sir
Traditional, Hope

Behrouz

Behrouz is not a short name but it is fairly easy to pronounce. Meaning prosperous or fortunate, the name might be a reflection of how the parents feel about their new son. The blessing of a son is a euphoric occasion and this name defines that moment.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Prosperous
  • Pronunciation: beh-hrooz
  • Variations: Behrooz, Behruz
  • Popularity: Behrouz is a widely popular name in all Muslim countries.
Promise, Hope

Behzad

The name Behzad is a common name in Persian history but it is also used as a surname and many villages in Iran are named Behzad as well. The link to Persian history and its jubilant meaning makes it a great name for your son.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Best-born, honest and caring
  • Pronunciation: beh-zad
  • Popularity: Behzad is a popular boy name in Muslim countries.
Kind, Cool

Bijan

The name Bijan originates from Persian lore, where Bijan is a character from Shahnameh. Every son is a father’s “thunder buddy” or superhero and the meaning of Bijan brings this to life.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Hero
  • Pronunciation: bi-jan
  • Variations: Bejan, Bizhan
  • Namesakes: Bijan Pakzad, a fashion and perfume designer.
  • Popularity: Bijan is a fairly popular Iranian name but rare in western countries.
Ancient, Love

Cyrus

Cyrus was the name of several kings of Persia and is a name strongly linked to nobility. Although a beautiful name, it has not been excessively used over time which is a bonus for parents who want a unique name for their son that stands out. The name is used across religions and cultures which makes it a truly universal name. Naming your son after a historic king like King Cyrus is a powerful start for your son.

  • Origin: Greek, Persian
  • Meaning: Radiant and mighty, heir to the throne
  • Pronunciation: sy-russ
  • Variations: Kourosh, Kyros, Koresh
  • Popularity: Cyrus is a popular name globally and has had bouts of ups and downs over the last 6 decades or so.
Leader, Strong

Chirag

The name Chirag is associated with the mythology of Alladin’s Lamp. If you see your son as the future light bearer of your family name, then this old Persian boy’s name will grant your wish.

  • Origin: Persian, Arabic
  • Meaning: Lamp, lamplight guide
  • Pronunciation: kshih-rahjh
  • Popularity: An Iranian boy name but also widely used in India, France, and other Arabic countries yet Chirag is not too common across these regions.
Love, Strong

Cirrus

Cirrus is a famous name rooted in Iranian culture and is a stately name. The name is easy to pronounce and sounds dignified. It will make a wonderful first gift for your son but keep in mind these are big boots to fill. The name is adored throughout the Muslim world and western cultures have no difficulty remembering the name or how to pronounce it.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Kourosh, the first king of Iran
  • Pronunciation: cir-rus
  • Popularity: The name Cirrus is very popular in all Muslim countries but less so in western countries.
Ancient, Reliable

Casper

Many people associate Casper with the cartoon character as a friendly ghost, but this association is fading. More prominent is that the name goes back to its Persian roots, where one of the Three Holy Kings was named Casper.

  • Origin: Persian, Scandinavian
  • Meaning: The king of treasure
  • Variations: Chasper, Kaspar
  • Popularity: Casper is a popular name across the world, especially in Nordic and the Middle East as well as the United States.
Fun, Kind
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Charlesh

Charlesh is a strong Persian name that is widely used in Pakistan, which formed part of the Persian Empire. It’s a musical name and rolls effortlessly off the lips. The meaning of Charlesh gives immediate status to the bearer as it is associated with authority. However, every little boy is the chief of his family at some or another.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Chief of the tribe
  • Pronunciation: char-lesh
  • Popularity: Charlesh is a very popular name in Muslim countries.
Traditional, Promise

Chishti

Chishti is a holy name that stems from the Chishti Order of Sunni Islam. It is known for its teaching on love, tolerance, and openness. All wonderful virtues to bless your son with. Chishti is a soft name with depth to it and will suit a baby boy in a strongly religious family.

  • Origin: Arabic, Persian
  • Meaning: Belonging to Chishti, a saint from Ajmer
  • Popularity: Chishti is a fairly common name in Afghanistan, the Indian subcontinent, and Muslim countries in general.
Holy

Cye

Cye is predominantly an Iranian boy name linked to Cyrus The Great. Cye is usually used as a nickname for Cyrus in English circles. Regardless, it is a short, powerful name that is both majestic and charming. This is a unique Persian male name that is easy to pronounce and remember.

  • Origin: Persian, Greek
  • Meaning: Sun, lord
  • Pronunciation: sigh
  • Popularity: Cye is an uncommon name across the world.
Kind, Cool

Dabeer

Dabeer is a wonderful Iranian name common among Muslim people. It has a grounded meaning that defines the bearer as a teacher and a knowledgeable and giving person. These are great attributes you can pair with your newborn son as a gift of hope.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Teacher, instructor
  • Pronunciation: duh-beer
  • Variations: Dabir, Dabier, Dabyr
  • Popularity: Dabeer is a widely popular name in Arabic and North African countries.
Hope, Promise

Dana

Besides being a stunning boy name, Dana is also the feminine of Daniel and the shortened version of Dane. Dana is a soft-sounding name with a good neutral meaning and is very easy to pronounce, making it a widely used and recognized name.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Wise
  • Pronunciation: dah-nah
  • Variations: Daana, Danaa
  • Popularity: Dana is fairly popular in European countries and despite it not being a Muslim name, Muslims may use the name as it has a good meaning.
Trendy, Kind

Danyal

Danyal is a beautiful name for a boy and is the Islamic name of the Prophet Daneyal as well as the name of a village in Iran. The name relates to being intelligent and having good judgment, which is a sound name for a boy who will be raised well.

  • Origin: Arabic, Persian
  • Meaning: God is my judge, intellectual
  • Pronunciation: dan-yal
  • Variations: Daniel, Daneyal
  • Popularity: Danyal is a popular name in Arabic countries, and its variant Daniel is more popular in western countries.
Holy, Love

Dara

Dara is a timeless name for both boys and girls and is the name of a character in Shahnameh. It is also the male name of a doll, “Dana and Sara,” which is the Iranian alternative to “Ken and Barbie” Dara is an easy name on the tongue and represents fun and happiness, so it may just be that less serious name you’re looking for.

  • Origin: Hebrew, Persian
  • Meaning: Wealthy
  • Pronunciation: duh-rah
  • Variations: Darragh
  • Popularity: Dara is popular across many cultures and religions across the world.
Trendy, Beautiful

Darab

In the Persian language, the name Darab refers to a big gate. The bearer of the name is said to have admiral-like qualities, including glory, power, and wealth. It’s a short, strong name that is ideal for a boy.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Glory, power, wealth
  • Pronunciation: dah-rab
  • Popularity: Darab is a common Muslim name and is widely used in Arabic countries.
Ancient, Strong

Darius

The name Darius is inspired by Darius The Great, the third Persian King of Kings. It is a strong name with a secondary meaning of “he who holds firm to good.” This meaning will be a guiding light for your son to focus on being a good person.

  • Origin: Greek, Persian
  • Meaning: Rich and kingly
  • Pronunciation: dah-ri-us
  • Variations: Dariush
  • Popularity: Darius is very popular in western countries as well as Arabic countries.
Kind, Reliable

Davud

Davud is a short, strong name that is associated with David in the Old Testament and has deep religious sentiment. Davud or David has the same meaning, making it a universal name recognized throughout the world.

  • Origin: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Beloved
  • Pronunciation: dah-vud
  • Variations: David, Davuud, Davoud
  • Popularity: Davud is a popular name in Iran and other Arabic countries, whereas the name David, its variation, is as popular among Jewish, Christian, as well as Islamic religion and culture.
Holy, Kind
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Dilshad

Dilshad is a beautiful unisex name with a fitting meaning. A happy heart is something we wish on everyone, especially our loved ones. The name bridges religions and the virtues associated with the name are common in all the different cultural meanings. It is a heartfelt name for your new son.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Joyful, happy heart
  • Pronunciation: dill-shad
  • Variations: Delshad
  • Popularity: Dilshad is a very popular name in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan and is widespread across the world.
Love, Hope

Ehsan

When you first set eyes on your son, the meaning of this bold name spills from your lips – perfection! The name Ehsan is a pride-filled name and an added meaning in Arabic is “charity,” which is like the cherry on a cake. It will make the perfect name for your baby boy.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Perfection
  • Pronunciation: e-h-san
  • Popularity: Ehsan is a popular name in most Arabic countries.
Beautiful, Kind

Elham

Like cultural and religious teachings inspire us to be hopeful, the birth of a child inspires parents to put more effort into being better parents than their parents were to them. Elham has a pleasing sound to it and being a unisex name, it’s very contemporary.

  • Origin: Arabic, Persian
  • Meaning: Beautiful inspiration
  • Pronunciation: el-ham
  • Popularity: Elham is a fairly popular unisex name mostly found in Arabic countries.
Love, Cool

Emad

Emad is an attractive name that relates to internal strength. Naming your son Emad is a show of confidence and belief in him that he will become the pillar of his own family one day.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Support, pillar, confidence
  • Variations: Imad, Imaad, Emaad
  • Popularity: Emad is a widely popular name in all Muslim countries.
Strong, Reliable

Faireh

Faireh is a unique Persian boy name that the Afghan people have taken to. Happiness is vital to people who suffer the hardships of extreme weather conditions and like the rain brings happiness to farmers, your son brings happiness to the family.

  • Origin: Persian, Afghan
  • Meaning: The bringer of happiness
  • Pronunciation: fai-reh
  • Popularity: Faireh is not a widely common Muslim name but fairly common in the Afghan region.
Unique, Fun

Farbod

Farbod has several Islamic meanings, including “right” and “orthodox.” Like many Persian names, the different meanings appear to be semantics or word-play because the different meanings complement each other. Farbod is an early Persian name and will suit the son of parents who want to retain a connection to their roots.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: One who protects the glory
  • Pronunciation: farh-bod
  • Popularity: Farbod is a popular Iranian name for a boy and is common across all Muslim countries.
Ancient, Strong

Farhad

Farhad had been a Persian name from the Parthian times. It was first recorded in 170 BC and is truly a name that has stood the test of time. An easy name to say and the meaning is every parent’s wish for their baby son.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Wise, happiness
  • Pronunciation: far-hud
  • Variations: Ferhaad, Ferhod
Traditional, Promise

Farjad

Farjad is a character in the Persian lore of Shahnameh. It is associated with a helpful person and happiness, which makes it a nice name that is steeped in the history of the Persian Empire.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: One who is endowed with wisdom
  • Popularity: Farjad is a widely popular name in all Muslim countries.
Promise, Hope

Farrukh

There are several meanings of Farrukh that include beautiful-faced, happy, auspicious, fortunate man, young bird, and sprout. All the different meanings culminate into being blessed or good making this a beautiful Persian name for a boy.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Blessed, good
  • Variations: Farokh
  • Popularity: Farrukh is a widely popular Muslim name and is widespread across Arabic countries.
Hope, Promise

Feroze

The name Feroze is inspired by the Muslim ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty, Firoz Shah Tughlaq. But other sources say the name stems from “pirouzeh”, the initial name for turquoise that is used to cover the domes of Iranian palaces as a symbol of heaven on earth. Either way, it is a nice-sounding name with a good meaning that a young boy can live up to.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Man of triumph, great
  • Pronunciation: feh-rose
  • Variations: Farooz, Firuz, Firoz
  • Popularity: Feroze is a popular name in India and fairly common in Arabic countries.
Cool, Reliable
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Gharib

Gharib is a Quranic name that refers to a stranger or traveler from another city or town. The name falls in with the lifestyle of Arabians who were great travelers and merchants but the name meaning is still applicable today.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Humble, stranger, traveler
  • Pronunciation: gha-rib
  • Variations: Ghareib, Ghareeb
  • Popularity: Gharib is a popular Muslim name throughout all Arabic countries.
Kind, Hope

Ghazi

Ghazi or Gazi was a title given to Muslim warriors and was used by several Ottoman Sultans. Baby boys turn into tough little boys so this is a fitting name that will show your son that you believe he is tough enough to be a warrior.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Hero, commander
  • Pronunciation: gha-zi
  • Variations: Ghaazi, Ghazy, Ghaazy
  • Popularity: Ghazi is a popular Arabic name, especially among Muslim people.
Strong, Reliable

Gulzar

Gulzar is a name that stems from nature and beauty is often associated with roses. It is a gender-neutral name that is mostly used for boys and the Persian word “gul” means “rose garden.”

  • Origin: Arabic, Persian
  • Meaning: From the garden of roses
  • Pronunciation: gool-zahr
  • Variations: Gul, Gulzaar
  • Popularity: Gulzar is a fairly popular Arabic name but unusual for a girl and is mainly used in Iran and Pakistan.
Beautiful, Cool

Hassan

Hassan is a very easy name to pronounce and is a well-known Arabic name with a meaning that highlights what many parents want for their baby son. The Quranic root that gives meaning to the name also includes “very perceptive” and “very well-mannered.”

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Handsome, good, pious, God-fearing, devoted to God
  • Pronunciation: hah-sahn
  • Variations: Hasan, al-Hasan
  • Popularity: Hassan is a widely popular name across Arabic countries and the Indian subcontinent.
Traditional, Promise

Hooman

Hooman is mentioned in the Shahnameh of Ferdosi. A very nice-sounding name and will be a great name for a baby boy. To be recognized as benevolent and kind is a blessing for any young boy. Names that stem from Shahnameh form part of Persian culture as well as Arabic culture in general. Hooman will be a wise choice for your son.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Benevolent, kind
  • Pronunciation: hoo-mun
  • Variations: Human, Houman
  • Popularity: Hooman is a widely popular name in Arabic countries.
Holy, Love

Hormoz

Hormoz is a character in Shahnameh and is a short and powerful name that will be perfect for a little boy. Although not a very common international boy name, it is widespread across the world in Muslim communities.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Lord of wisdom, a character in Shahnameh
  • Pronunciation: hor-moz
  • Variations: Hurmoz, Hormazd
  • Popularity: Hormoz is a common Muslim name but rare in western countries.
Ancient, Strong

Hossein

Hossein is a nice name for a baby boy; after all, every parent thinks their son is the most handsome baby in town. The name has historic roots in Arabic culture and there are slight differences in spelling with many different meanings. It’s advisable to do a bit more research on the spelling and meanings.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Handsome, beautiful
  • Variations: Husayn
  • Popularity: Hossein is a fairly popular name among Christian and Muslim people in the Middle East.
Traditional, Hope

Iman

In the Hebrew context, Iman is a boy’s name but in Arabic, it is predominantly a girl’s name. However, it remains a beautiful name that sounds great and has a deep spiritual meaning. The name Iman is used by all the major religions and it bridges many cultures.

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Faith, God is with us
  • Pronunciation: e-mun
  • Variations: Immanuel, Imani, Imanoel, Imanuel
  • Popularity: Iman is a fairly popular name across the world.
Promise, Love

Ifaaz

Is every new baby boy not daddy’s little helper? Ifaaz is a neutral name that may inspire your little one to rise to the occasion. It’s a nice name that fades at the end, giving it a gentle tone. In the Persian language, it means someone who is helpful and supportive.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Helper
  • Pronunciation: if-faaz
  • Popularity: Ifaaz is not a very popular name across the world but is a fairly well-used name in Iran.
Unique, Strong

Jaaved

The name Jaaved is used as a first name and as a surname but using the double “a” in the name is not very common. The sound of the name rolls off to the end, making it melodic. Being immortal means “living,” which is another meaning of the name.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Eternal, immortal
  • Pronunciation: jhaa-ved
  • Variations: Javed, Javid
  • Namesakes: Javed Akhtar, an Indian screenwriter.
  • Popularity: Jaaved is a popular name across the world.
Unique, Strong
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Jadu

Jadu is another short Persian boy’s name that has spilled into other cultures. A newborn son is indeed magical in its own right but the variant “Jadoo” relates to sorcery which changes the meaning somewhat. Still, it’s a great name for a baby boy.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: One who is magical
  • Pronunciation: jha-doo
  • Variations: Jadoo
  • Popularity: Jadu is a fairly well-used name among Jewish people but rare throughout the rest of the religious groups.
Fun, Hope

Jamshid

Jamshid is a mythological king of Persia described as the greatest king of the Pishdadian Dynasty. It is a unique Persian name that is only really common in the Middle East and will be a nice name for your son if that’s what you are looking for.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Shining, sun’s rays, lights
  • Pronunciation: jam-shid
  • Variations: Jamshed
  • Popularity: Jamshid is a fairly well-used name in the Middle East.
Ancient, Beautiful

Jasper

Jasper is the English version of Casper which was the name of one of the three wise men who brought gifts for baby Jesus. Casper comes from the Persian word Gasper which means “treasurer” or “treasure bringer.” Jasper is not to be confused with the gemstone, which for actors, is supposed to give one the courage to speak out loud.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: One who brings treasure
  • Pronunciation: jas-per
  • Variations: Casper
  • Popularity: Jasper is a fairly popular name across the world.
Trendy, Promise

Javaan

A baby boy will grow into this wonderful name and appreciate the association to being youthful later in life. Javaan has a certain strength to it that shines through in the meaning.

  • Origin: Persian, Arabic
  • Meaning: Young man, youth
  • Pronunciation: jah-vaan
  • Variations: Javan
  • Namesakes: Ali Javan, an Iranian-American inventor.
  • Popularity: Javaan is fairly well used in Iran and other Arabic countries.
Fun, Trendy

Judhail

The name Judhail is not bound by religion and the meaning is truly inspiring. This is setting the bar very high for your newborn son but rather a difficult goal and great victory than an easy goal with guaranteed success. The name is the beginning of some difficult but attainable life lessons. Judhail is a strong yet unusual Persian name for a boy.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: The descendant of Goda, the person who lives with and after us, who will help everyone and keep everyone happy
  • Pronunciation: jud-hail
  • Popularity: Judhail is an unusual Persian name.
Ancient, Unique

Kambiz

Associated with Persian kings of the past, the origin of the name Kambiz remains uncertain, but all theories point to royalty. It is a pleasant-sounding name rooted in ancient history and has a good meaning.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Fortunate
  • Pronunciation: kam-biz
  • Popularity: Kambiz is a popular Muslim name for boys.
Ancient, Cool

Karim

Like most Persian/Arabic names, the name Karim is short and powerful with a deep-rooted meaning. The name Karim is associated with nobility and honor and will set the stage for your son to live up to these values.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Generous, noble, honorable
  • Pronunciation: kah-rim
  • Variations: Kareem, Kerim
  • Popularity: Karim is a widely popular name and surname across the world.
Trendy, Kind

Kazem

Kazem is a name that brings balance as it is with well-tempered people. This is a trait that many parents try and teach their children and having a name like Kazem is a reason to contain one’s temper. A very nice name with a built-in future lesson for your son.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Well-tempered
  • Pronunciation: kah-zem
  • Variations: Kazim
  • Popularity: Kazem is a fairly popular name in Arabic countries but not common in western countries.
Kind, Promise

Keyvan

Zoroastrianism or Mazdayasna is a very old Iranian religion based on the teaching of prophet Zoroaster and Keyvan stems from this faith. It is an unusual name as it is one of the very few Persian names that refer to a planet. This makes the name pretty universal and mysterious at the same time.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Saturn
  • Pronunciation: kee-van
  • Variations: Kayvan, Keivan, Kavon
  • Namesakes: Keyvan Shahbazi, Dutch Iranian cultural psychologist and publicist.
  • Popularity: Keyvan is a popular name among families that follow Zoroastrianism.
Unique, Strong

Kiyan

Kiyan is a very beautiful name with a soft tone. The meaning “king” or “royal one” should melt your heart as a baby boy is viewed as a little king by most parents. In some western cultures, the name is also used for a baby girl, but the occurrence is rare as it is mostly used as a boy’s name.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: King, royal one
  • Pronunciation: kee-an
  • Variations: Kian, Kyan, Cian
  • Popularity: Kiyan is a very popular Persian name and is also a widely used English, Gaelic, and Irish boy name.
Cool, Fun
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Kourosh

Kourosh is the name of the first king and founder of the Achaemenid Empire and is also known as Cyrus The Great in English. The name has a good neutral meaning which adds to its popularity.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Like the sun
  • Pronunciation: Ku-ro-sh
  • Variations: Koorosh, Kurosh
  • Popularity: Widely used across religions in Arabic countries and very popular among Muslim people.
Ancient, Leader

Ladarius

The American meaning is “one who upholds good,” which is in line with the Persian meaning. It is a beautiful neutral name and is perfect for a Persian American boy. A fine name that has bridged cultures and religions based purely on the sound of the name and its universally accepted meaning.

  • Origin: Persian, American
  • Meaning: Upholder of God, the one who protects
  • Pronunciation: lah-dah-rius
  • Variations: Ladarrius, Darius
  • Popularity: Ladarius is fairly popular in the United States and Arabic countries.
Holy, Beautiful

Mahmoud

Mahmoud (Mahmud) is one of the many names of the Prophet Muhammad. It sounds like a shortened version of Muhammad but it isn’t. Mahmoud is a praiseworthy name for a baby boy.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Praise
  • Pronunciation: mah-mud
  • Variations: Mahmood
  • Popularity: Mahmoud is a popular name in all Muslim countries.
Traditional, Hope

Manuchehr

The name Manuchehr is made up of two Persian words, “Manu,” meaning “heaven,” and “Chehr,” which means “face.” The name is that of a mythical Persian king and relates to being from paradise. Manuchehr is a nice-sounding name for a boy but may be a little difficult to pronounce in the beginning.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Heaven’s face
  • Variations: Manuchar, Manuchihr
  • Popularity: Manuchehr is a popular name in Muslim countries.
Holy, Love

Masoud

Choosing an Arabic boy name like Masoud that is associated with good virtues is a reflection of values that stem from the Arabic nations. You will be laying the foundation of your son’s lifelong identity with this name. With virtues like prosperity and happiness associated with the name, Masoud is an easy name choice for your son.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Fortunate, prosperous, happy
  • Variations: Massoud, Masood
  • Popularity: Masoud is a popular Iranian name for a boy.
Kind, Fun

Mehrdad

Mehrdad is a short and easy to pronounce the name with a warm meaning. You may see it as your son being a gift to you. Mehrdad is an expression of your pride and could just be the meaningful name you are looking for to name your son.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Gift of the sun
  • Pronunciation: mehr-dad
  • Popularity: Mehrdad is a widely popular name in Muslim countries.
Cool, Strong

Milad

Milad is a catchy name that is easy to remember and pronounce. The sun is a life-giver to nature as is your son a life-giver to your heritage. The name reflects your jubilation at the time of your son’s birth. Milad is a sweet name for a boy.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Son of the sun, birth
  • Pronunciation: mi-lad
  • Popularity: The name Milad is widespread in Muslim countries and less so in western countries.
Promise, Trendy

Morteza

The name Morteza dates back to the time of Prophet Muhammad. It has a nice ring to it with a good spiritual meaning. It is a fine, strong-sounding name to choose for your son.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: The one pleasing God
  • Pronunciation: mor-te-za
  • Variations: Mortaza, Mutaza
  • Popularity: Morteza is a popular name in Muslim countries.
Promise, Reliable

Naasah

Naasah is a beautiful Iranian name with a demanding meaning. Giving wise advice to others is not something you predict you will be good at, but perhaps it may inspire thought before action, which is a good trait to have. A catchy name that reminds one of outer space.

  • Origin: Arabic, Persian
  • Meaning: Councilor, Advisor
  • Pronunciation: Naah-sah
  • Popularity: Naasah is a fairly popular name in Arabic countries.
Reliable, Strong

Nader

Nader is a unique name that transcends religions and cultures. It is a short name and the meanings in different languages all suggest “rare, unusual,” or “exceptional.” If you’re looking for a nice but unique name for your son, add Nader to the shortlist.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Rare, exceptional
  • Pronunciation: nah-dur
  • Variations: Nadir
  • Popularity: Nader is fairly popular in Arabic and Muslim countries.
Unique, Hope
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Nasir

Nasir sounds peaceful and dignified. Its meaning is very uplifting and will be a good name for any little boy. There are villages in Iran and Africa named Nasir. Nasir is a unique name that has gained popularity across cultural and religious lines and for good reason. Don’t we all see our children as little helpers?

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: One who grants victory, helper
  • Variations: Nasser, Naseer
  • Popularity: Nasir is a popular name in Arabic countries as well as among African Americans.
Unique, Kind

Nima

Nima is another short but strong Persian name with a good neutral meaning. The birth of your child into this world is a blessing no matter what culture or religion you are part of or practice. Nima will make a great name for any little boy.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Renowned, blessing
  • Style: Trendy, Fun
  • Popularity: Nima as a boys’ name is popular in Iran.

Nouman

Nouman is a strong Muslim name with a good meaning and will be a great choice for a baby boy as it is a direct connection to the blessings of Allah. By being linked to the blessings of Allah gives enough credence to selecting Nouman as the chosen name for your son.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Blood, Councilor, men with the blessing of Allah
  • Pronunciation: noow-man
  • Popularity: Nouman is a popular name in all Muslim countries.
Love, Promise

Nusrat

Nusrat is a striking name with a celebratory meaning. It is easy to pronounce and has strong ties to the Muslim faith. An easy choice for a boy or girl as it is a strong name associated with the virtues taught in the Muslim faith.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Victorious one
  • Pronunciation: nus-rut
  • Variations: Nusret, Nasrat
  • Popularity: Nusrat is a widely popular Muslim name for boys and girls.
Trendy, Fun

Omid

Omid sounds like the opening word of a song and is truly a sweet name. The meaning of Omid is the epitome of what every child brings to their family- hope. As a parent, you know exactly how much having hope has meant in your own life, and you will also know that when you have hope, you never give up. Omid is truly a powerful name for a baby boy.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Hope
  • Pronunciation: oh-mid
  • Variations: Omeed
  • Popularity: Omid is a common Persian name that is popular in Muslim countries.
Love, Kind

Parvage

Although Parvage has an inviting meaning and is used across religions, it is not a very common name. Perhaps the meaning is a bit too unbelievable as no person always wins but, in essence, losses along the way make an inevitable win sweeter. There is a powerful life lesson embedded in the name Parvage. This is a beautiful and unique Persian name that you consider for your newborn son.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: One who is born fortunate and always wins
  • Pronunciation: pahr-vage
  • Popularity: Parvage is an unusual Persian name for boys.
Beautiful, Kind

Parviz

Parviz is a neutral name that is associated with aspirations in life like being happy and fortunate. It is a strong name that compels the bearer to work hard for their victories in life. Parviz being so easy to pronounce, makes a nice name to add to the shortlist.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Fortunate, happy, victorious
  • Pronunciation: par-viz
  • Variations: Parvez, Pervaz
  • Popularity: Parviz is mostly popular in Iran and Central and South Asia.
Promise, Cool

Pedram

Pedram is a name that inspires hard work to live up to the meaning which is successful in life. Imagine your own name inspiring you to do better? Pedram sounds like an appropriately strong name for a boy and might be the right choice for you.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Successful in life
  • Pronunciation: pey-draem
  • Popularity: Pedram is a fairly popular name in Iran but unusual in western countries.
Strong, Hope

Poria

Poria is derived from a mythical Persian warrior named Pouria. It is a name that depicts courage and honor, two traits that every parent wants for their son.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: First or foremost
  • Pronunciation: por-riah
  • Popularity: Poria is a popular Persian name within the Middle East region.
Strong, Leader
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Ramak

Names like Ramak that imply virtues are great names for children as they give an identity for the child to live up to. Ramak has a flurry of virtues that define the name and these will be a guiding light for your son should you choose to bless him with this magnetic name.

  • Origin: Persian, Hindi
  • Meaning: Delighting, gratifying, sporting, happy, joyous
  • Pronunciation: rah-mak
  • Popularity: Ramak is popular in Arabic countries and among Hindi speakers.
Promise, Reliable

Razban

Razban is another name that has crossed over in other cultures and religions. Razban is a name that carries prestige as the meaning implies the bearer of the name can be trusted. A very nice meaning, but trust is earned, and teaching trust must be a life lesson you must impart with your son if you name him Razban.

  • Origin: Persian, Iranian
  • Meaning: A true confidant
  • Pronunciation: raz-bun
  • Popularity: Razban is fairly popular in most Persian countries.
Reliable

Rostam

Rostam is a mythical warrior in the Shahnameh, a very tall strong man of great strength, and considered the greatest folk hero in Iran. Rostam was very brave and loyal, which makes the name extremely attractive and a strong choice.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Tall, strong-built, brave
  • Pronunciation: ross-tam
  • Variations: Rustam, Rostom
  • Popularity: Rostam is a popular name in Iran and other Arabic countries.
Ancient, Strong

Saeed

Saeed is a catchy soft-toned melodic name, and although it is easy to pronounce, it still demands attention. The name has transcended religions and cultures simply because it is a warm-sounding name with a good meaning.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Fortunate, happy, auspicious, blessed
  • Variations: Sayid
  • Namesakes: Saeed Ajmal and Saeed Anwar, both former Pakistan cricket players.
  • Popularity: Saeed is a common name in Arabic countries and the Indian subcontinent.
Cool, Fun

Shahrooz

The name Shahrooz has great significance, especially in regions where water is scarce and very precious. Being likened to a great river is being looked upon as a life-giver which is awesome. A beautiful nature-inspired name for a baby boy.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: A great river
  • Pronunciation: shah-rooz
  • Popularity: Shahrooz is a popular Arabic name and widespread among Muslim people.
Beautiful, Hope

Shayan

The name Shayan has a beautiful ring to it and has an equally good meaning. When you set eyes on your son for the first time, you will know just how much this praiseworthy name means. Any baby boy is worthy of being blessed with a name like Shayan.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Worthy, Deserving
  • Pronunciation: shay-an, sha-yan
  • Popularity: Shayan is widely popular in all Muslim countries.
Holy, Promise

Sher

Sher is an attractive Persia boy name that means lion. It is associated with power and ferociousness and implies you’ve got a little fighter on your hards. It will be a good name for your son as male lions must overcome great adversities to live their lives to the fullest.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Lion
  • Pronunciation: she-er
  • Popularity: Sher is mostly popular in Muslim countries.
Strong, Cool

Shahin

The name Shahin is composed of two nouns, “shah” means king, and “in” means royal. The falcon is viewed as the king of the birds and the name Shahin holds just as much authority when spoken. A fitting name for a boy child.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Royal white falcon
  • Pronunciation: sha-hin
  • Popularity: The name Shahin is fairly popular in Arabic countries.
Traditional, Reliable

Sohrab

In Shahnameh, Sohrab is the son of Rostam, who was killed by his own father, but neither was aware of their kinship. It is a sad tale, but Sohrab remains a living legend in Iran to this day. Naming your son Sohrab does not imply a possible poor relationship between father and son but rather focuses on doing what you believe to be at all costs.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: A hero, living legend, shining
  • Pronunciation: soh-rab
  • Popularity: Sohrab is a somewhat popular name in Iran and other Arabic countries.
Promise, Kind

Tahir

The name Tahir stems from the founder of the Tahirid dynasty of Iran and is associated with good virtues. It is a nice short name rooted in Persian history and will suit any baby boy with Persian lineage. As parents, we all hope that our children are virtuous by nature and such a name as Tahir can be seen as a means of paving the way to a beautiful life.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Pure and clean, virtuous
  • Variations: Tahar
  • Popularity: The name Tahir is widely popular in all Muslim countries.
Ancient, Reliable
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Tausif

Tausif is considered an honorable name in Persian culture and giving this beautiful name to your son is truly praiseworthy. Bestowing such an iconic name to your son is a true reflection of your devotion to Persian culture. The name captures the time of your son’s birth in a name and will stay with him as a lifelong identity.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Praiseworthy
  • Pronunciation: tau-seaf
  • Variations: Tauseef
  • Popularity: Tausif is widely popular in Muslim countries.
Traditional, Love

Timur

Timur was the founder of the Timurid empire and its first ruler. Timur is a powerful name and can be a good name for a baby boy. This is another example of a strong historic ruler’s name that sets the stage for your son to emulate in his own life under your guidance.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Strong as iron
  • Pronunciation: ti-mur
  • Popularity: Timur is popular in Arabic countries among people of the Muslim faith.
Strong, Leader

Tooraj

Another great name that comes from the Persian mythological poem “Shahnameh.” Tooraj was the name of the founder of Turan and implies wisdom and good leadership qualities, which is a fitting example for a little boy to live up to. Simply implying a form of greatness through your son’s name will undoubtedly inspire him to focus on virtues that bring greatness.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Brave man
  • Pronunciation: too-raj
  • Popularity: The name Tooraj is popular among Muslim people in Arabic countries.
Strong, Leader

Varten

Varten is a stunning name that denotes romance or an appreciation of beauty, both outer physical beauty and inner beauty. Giving a rose to a person is a deed of kindness that requires no words to make the compliment any greater. It is a nice neutral name for a baby boy as it indirectly teaches one to be mindful and kind.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Rose giver
  • Pronunciation: var-ten
  • Popularity: Varten is an unusual name across the world.
Love, Kind

Waaiz

The name Waaiz has a far-reaching span in countries previously part of the Persian Empire. Being related to religious teachings, Waaiz is a good name for a boy of the Islamic faith. Religious names are very popular among Muslim families as it strengthens the identity of the bearer and the family to their faith. This beautiful name pronounces dedication to faith.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Preacher, advisor
  • Popularity: Waaiz is a widely popular name in Muslim countries.
Holy, Promise

Wuhaib

The name Wuhaib has an appropriate meaning as every newborn child is a gift to the family and the world. Giving a gift is a gesture of kindness that touches the heart of the receiver of the gift and naming your son Wuhaib announces your appreciation for the wonderful gift of a son. It is a nice neutral name for a baby boy.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Gift, present
  • Popularity: Wuhaib is a fairly popular name in Muslim countries.
Traditional, Kind

Yahya

Yahya is a name of praise to almighty God. It is a fine name as it makes a bold statement that acknowledges the grace of God. It is a melodic name and will be a great name for a baby boy.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: The almighty is gracious
  • Pronunciation: yah-yah
  • Popularity: Yahya is a popular Arabic name among Muslim communities.
Beautiful, Holy

Yar

Yar means friend and it bodes well with the human need for friendships. Friendship is highly valued worldwide, but in Persian culture, friendship is a means to a prosperous and fulfilled life. Yar is an inviting name to strangers, much like a warm greeting with a smile. It is a super short and nice-sounding name that will be a good name choice for your son.

  • Origin: Persian, Afghan
  • Meaning: Companion, friend
  • Pronunciation: yar
  • Popularity: Yar is a fairly popular name in Muslim countries.
Trendy, Reliable

Zerin

Zerin is a nice short name that rolls easily off the tongue. Gold is a precious metal just as your baby son is a precious life. Gold has remained the most sought-after precious metal, and this will reflect how your pride in your son will grow.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Golden, made of gold
  • Pronunciation: zeh-rin
  • Variations: Zarin
  • Popularity: Zerin is a fairly popular name in Arabic countries.
Trendy, Beautiful

Zubeen

Zubeen commonly refers to a Persian short spear that touches the sky and this is symbolic to a baby son who is small yet connected to the almighty in heaven above. The short spear is associated with a brave warrior raising his spear in victory and a beautiful Persian name for a boy.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: The man who touches the sky, short spear
  • Pronunciation: zuh-been
  • Variations: Zubin
  • Popularity: Zubeen is mostly popular among Hindu people.
Unique, Reliable
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