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Persian Names for Girls

Persian names for girls are predominantly used in Iran, which was formerly known to the Western world as Persia. Several of these stunning Persian girl names are already familiar to English-speaking parents: think beautiful Biblical Esther, or enchanting, exotic Roxana. But there are many more gorgeous girl names of Persian origin which remain virtually unknown outside of their home country, and we think they deserve a closer look. From Soraya to Zarina, and from Pari to Vashti, find all of the Persian girls' names on Nameberry here. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.
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Top Persian Names for Girls

  • Jasmine

    Jasmine was derived from the Persian word yasmin, referring to the jasmine flower. Scented oil was made from the plant, and it was used as a perfume throughout the Persian Empire.... Read More 

  • Esther

    Esther was derived from the Old Persian word stāra, meaning “star.” In the Old Testament, Esther, originally named Hadassah, was the captured Jewish wife of the King of Persia who risked... Read More 

  • Lila

    Lila was derived from the Arabic word laylah, meaning “night.” It has separate roots in Sanskrit with the meaning “play.” In Hinduism, Lila is a conceptualism of the universe as a... Read More 

  • Leila

    Leila was popularized in the West by the poet Byron, who used it in his poem Don Juan for a ten-year-old Turkish girl. Leila also appears as a fairy in the Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera... Read More 

  • Aleah

    Simple and melodic, this spelling offers an alternative to the more-popular Aliyah or Aaliyah -- the name of the late R&B singer.Read More 

  • Esme

    Esmé comes from the past participle of the Old French verb esmer, meaing “to esteem” or “to love.” It can also be considered a derivative of the Spanish name Esmeralda. Esmé was traditionally as... Read More 

  • Kyra

    The girls' name Kyra sounds like the also popular Keira/Kiera, but has a different root. There are twice as many baby girls named Keira as Kyra, with... Read More 

  • Jazmine

    Leave the Z behind, please. You're better off with the classic Jasmine spelling -- though all of this name's variations have been falling in popularity in recent years.Read More 

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