531 Persian Baby Boy Names With Meanings

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Persian baby boy names are unique and melodious as they draw inspiration from Persian literature, which is rich and a source of beautiful names for boys and girls. Some names, though derived from the Arabic language, have Persian origin. This is due to the Muslim Arab conquest of Iran, which can be traced back all the way to the seventh century. The Muslim Arab conquest had a permanent impact where thousands of Arabic words have entered the Persian language, including the Arabic alphabet.

Over the years, the influence of the Arabic-Islamic culture grew and it could be apparent in the usage of names. There is an increased use of Arabic names, specifically those related to Arabic heroes, among the Persian community and it continues to this day (1). According to Iranian naming customs, it is uncommon for them to have middle names. Instead, they prefer using two first names, such as a first name followed by an optional first name and a surname (2).

Persian culture, which includes specific naming traditions, has changed with globalization. Persian names are distinctive because they can reflect the family’s background and distinguish between conservative and progressive households. Conservative families may opt for names that have strong religious connotations, while progressive families may choose classic Persian names  (2). Some parents pick traditional names from books like Shahnameh; others prefer modern names inspired by Arabic Christians.

Persian baby boy names can be based on different characters from old Persian literary texts or may be chosen because the child is thought to carry the reputation of a prominent individual. Some common male Persian names include Koorush, Arash, Kamran, Abtin, and Dariush (2). The extensive list of Persian baby boy names in this post will help you decide the best name for your little prince.

NameGenderMeaning
heart image Casper Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is a treasurer
heart image Cyrus Baby Boy Sign Boy Sun; Lord
heart image Darian Baby Boy Sign Boy Possessing goodness
heart image Darius Baby Boy Sign Boy Possessing goodness
heart image Jasper Baby Boy Sign Boy One who brings treasure
heart image Javion Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is made out of clay
heart image Javon Baby Boy Sign Boy A name for Greece
heart image Jazmine Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Jasmine flower
heart image Kasper Baby Boy Sign Boy A treasured secret
heart image Aazeen Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Beauty; Adornment
heart image Abdalbari Baby Boy Sign Boy A true follower of Allah
heart image Abdalfattah Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the One who Gives Nourishment
heart image Abdalhadi Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Leader
heart image Abdalhakim Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Wise One
heart image Abdalhalim Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Patient One
heart image Abdalhamid Baby Boy Sign Boy The one who is the servant of the praiseworthy one
heart image Abdaljabbar Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Comforter
heart image Abdaljabir Baby Boy Sign Boy the servant of the one who helps others
heart image Abdaljawwad Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Noble One
heart image Abdalkadir Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Capable
heart image Abdalkarim Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Generous One
heart image Abdallafif Baby Boy Sign Boy the one who is a Servant of the Kind One
heart image Abdallah Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of Allah
heart image Abdalmajid Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Glorious One
heart image Abdalmalik Baby Boy Sign Boy The one who is a servant of the king
heart image Abdalmatin Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Strong
heart image Abdalmufi Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Donor
heart image Abdalmuhsin Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Charitable One
heart image Abdalqadir Baby Boy Sign Boy The one being a servant of the capable
heart image Abdalrahim Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Compassionate
heart image Abdalrahman Baby Boy Sign Boy Being a servant of the merciful
heart image Abdalrashid Baby Boy Sign Boy The servant of the well-guided
heart image Abdalrauf Baby Boy Sign Boy the servant of sympathetic
heart image Abdalraziq Baby Boy Sign Boy Being a servant of the provider
heart image Abdalrazzaq Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the helper
heart image Abdalsalam Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of Peace
heart image Abdalsami Baby Boy Sign Boy The one who is the servant of the all-hearing
heart image Abdalwahab Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Giving
heart image Abdelati Baby Boy Sign Boy The one being a servant of Allah
heart image Abdelfattah Baby Boy Sign Boy The one being servant of the one who treats others with tenderness
heart image Abdelgawwad Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Noble One
heart image Abdelhadi Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the supreme Leader
heart image Abdelhakim Baby Boy Sign Boy the kind Servant of the Wise One
heart image Abdelhalim Baby Boy Sign Boy the Servant of the Patient One
heart image Abdieso Baby Boy Sign Boy My servant
heart image Abnus Unisex Baby Sign Unisex A dark colored wood that do not sink; Ebony
heart image Abtin Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is of good deeds or with good thoughts
heart image Abufiruz Baby Boy Sign Boy The father of a triumphant person
heart image Abzari Baby Boy Sign Boy One who sows seeds or spices
heart image Adh Unisex Baby Sign Unisex One who is from or of someone or something
heart image Adlina Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Noble and graceful
heart image Adrin Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Noble; Strong; Leader
heart image Afrin Baby Boy Sign Boy The one who is worthy to be praised and blessed
heart image Afsar Baby Boy Sign Boy A man in charge of an armed group
heart image Aftaab Baby Boy Sign Boy The sun
heart image Aftab Baby Boy Sign Boy The sun
heart image Aidin Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Fire, warrior
heart image Aistan Baby Boy Sign Boy Tiger
heart image Ajmal Baby Boy Sign Boy Total; More beautiful
heart image Akeela Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Intelligent and wise
heart image Albazi Baby Boy Sign Boy Falcon
heart image Alireza Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Excellent or noble
heart image Alisher Baby Boy Sign Boy Noble and honorable
heart image Allea Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Noble; Kind
heart image Amesha Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Divine, immortal, eternal
heart image Amooz Baby Boy Sign Boy Teacher; Instructor
heart image Anaar Baby Boy Sign Boy Light and radiance; Glow; Bright; A variant of this name is Anar; Pomegranate
heart image Anar Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Pomegranate; Radiant
heart image Andya Baby Boy Sign Boy Little angel; Pure girl; A variant name of Andia
heart image Anjuman Baby Boy Sign Boy Place of gathering; Committee; Council
heart image Anosh Baby Boy Sign Boy Eternal; Everlasting; Immortal; Elixir
heart image Anosha Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Unique and sophisticated
heart image Anoush Baby Boy Sign Boy Eternal; Everlasting; Immortal; Never Ending
heart image Anousha Baby Boy Sign Boy Sweet; Joy; Fortunate; A variant of name Anoush
heart image Anzor Baby Boy Sign Boy Noble
heart image Aref Baby Boy Sign Boy Knowing; Knowledgeable; Wise; Intelligent; Sage
heart image Areya Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Lion of God
heart image Arif Baby Boy Sign Boy Knowing; Knowledgeable; Wise; Intelligent; Sage
heart image Ario Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Noble, warrior, strong
heart image Aroosh Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Blessed; Prosperous
heart image Arosh Baby Boy Sign Boy Bright; Shining; Enlightened
heart image Arsam Baby Boy Sign Boy Warrior, courageous, strong
heart image Arsha Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Man; Prayer Ceremony; From the Rishis
heart image Arsham Baby Boy Sign Boy Very powerful; Very strong; Name of Dariush's grandfather
heart image Arsheen Unisex Baby Sign Unisex bright, radiant, or shining
heart image Artin Baby Boy Sign Boy Righteous; Pure or Holy; Name of a Median king
heart image Arveen Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Exalted; noble; radiant
heart image Aryasb Baby Boy Sign Boy One who possesses an Aryan horse named Kourosh
heart image Aryia Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Noble; Air
heart image Aryo Baby Boy Sign Boy Name of the Iranian hero who fought against Alexander the Great
heart image Arzaan Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Elegant; Wise; Blessed
heart image Arzhang Baby Boy Sign Boy Name of a character in Shahnameh.
heart image Ashkan Baby Boy Sign Boy A Persian dynasty
heart image Asman Baby Boy Sign Boy The Sky; Highest Heaven nearer to earth
heart image Ata Baby Boy Sign Boy Gift; One of the twins; Ancestor; Predecessor
heart image Ataa Baby Boy Sign Boy Gift; One of the Twins; Ancestor; Predecessor
heart image Atal Baby Boy Sign Boy Hero; Leader; Guide
heart image Aurang Baby Boy Sign Boy Full of wisdom, understanding; A watercolor
heart image Avor Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strong; Noble
heart image Ayas Baby Boy Sign Boy To cause good to somebody; Morning breeze
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Persian literature is a treasure trove for beautiful, distinctive names, and these Persian boy names are proof of it. They exhibit the result of a wondrous amalgamation of two cultures that have stood the test of time. Whether they are based on classic literary characters or religious concepts, they reflect the family’s background. No matter what you are looking for in a name, these traditional choices to contemporary inspirations are bound to dazzle you.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are some traditional Persian names for boys?

There is a wide range of traditional Persian names with beautiful meanings. Arash, meaning ‘hero’ or ‘brave,’ Dariush, meaning ‘king;’ and Farhad, meaning ‘happy’ are some examples. Traditional Persian names for boys are often chosen to honor family members. These names are selected to pay homage to accomplished family members or embody important principles followed by the family.

2. Can I choose a Persian name for my baby boy if I'm not Persian?

You can choose a Persian name for your baby boy, even if your lineage is not Persian. Names can go beyond cultural boundaries, and parents have the freedom to pick names that they like. However, make sure to understand the cultural significance and correct pronunciations before finalizing one.

3. What are some Persian baby boy names that are easy to spell and pronounce?

Some Persian baby boy names that are relatively easy to spell and pronounce include Arif, meaning ‘Wise,’ Aftab, meaning ‘Sun,’ Jihan, meaning ‘The World,’ Kiyan meaning ‘Royal one,’ and Ramin, meaning ‘Joyful.’

4. How do I ensure that the Persian baby boy name I choose has a positive meaning and connotation?

You can consult Persian name dictionaries and online resources or seek guidance from individuals familiar with Persian names to ensure the chosen name carries a positive meaning.

Infographic: Charming Persian Names For Your Little Prince

Persian boy names depict the country's rich cultural past. The names hark back to influential warriors and past legends. Naturally, exploring them is quite an exciting process. Having said that, this culture has many names to choose from. This infographic will make your selection process quick.

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References

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  1. Nader Habibi; (1992); Popularity of Islamic and Persian Names in Iran before and after the Islamic Revolution.
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/164297
  2. Iranian Culture.
    https://culturalatlas.sbs.com.au/iranian-culture/iranian-culture-naming
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