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Top Persian Names for Boys

Persian names for boys are predominantly used in Iran, which was formerly known to the Western world as Persia. Persian boy names include some exotic options that we think hit that elusive "sweet spot": underused but not unknown, interesting but not insane, hip but not too painfully hipster.

If you like beautiful Persian boy names like Jasper and Cyrus, you might love some of the more unusual boy names of Persian origin on our long-list, below. 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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JasperHeart

  • Origin:

    Persian
  • Meaning:

    "bringer of treasure"
  • Description:

    Jasper originated as a variation of the Latin Gaspar, which ultimately derived from the Persian word ganzabara, meaning "bringer of treasure." As a given name, Jasper’s etymology is unrelated to that of the gemstone, which comes from a Semitic word meaning "speckled stone." Jasper is the usual English form for one of the Three Wise Men who brought gifts to the infant Christ according to medieval tradition and appears in the Bible as a reference to the stone itself in Revelations 4:3.

ArmaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Persian
  • Meaning:

    "freeman"
  • Description:

    Although this is catching on along with other brand names, we think it's better to use a personal family name than to appropriate Giorgio's.

CyrusHeart

  • Origin:

    Persian
  • Meaning:

    "sun"
  • Description:

    Very popular in the Iranian community, this name of the founder of the Persian Empire has had a more down-home, corncob pipe-smoking image for most Americans in the past, but this has begun to change.

DariusHeart

  • Origin:

    Persian or Latin from Greek
  • Meaning:

    "weath, kingly"
  • Description:

    Darius is a historic name via Emperor Darius the Great, a key figure in ancient Persian history, and several other Persian kings. His name today has an appealingly artistic image, which might well be found on a concert program or gallery announcement.
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