Persia

Persia is the former name of Iran. The name originated in the fifth century BC by the Ancient Greeks, who gave it to the empire of Cyrus the Great, known as the Achaemenid Empire (also known as the First Persian Empire) based in Western Asia. The name is based on Old Persian Parsa derived from an unknown origin …

Ghazal

Ghazal is the name of a poetic form often used in romantic poetry of the Middle East and South Asia; the verses deal with loss and romantic love consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, and typically consists of no less than five and no more than fifteen couplets. The origin of the word derives …

Reza

Reza is a Persian male name, the Persian form of Arabic Ridha meaning "satisfaction, contentment" and is also a surname originating from the given name. I've also seen Reza listed as a Croatian female name, a shortened form of Tereza, the Czech form of Theresa,  a name of uncertain origin. The name seems to have first been used by …

Yanna, Yana

Yanna is a Greek female name, a variant transcription of Gianna, itself an Italian diminutive of Giovanna which is the feminine form of Giovanni, the Italian form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious” from Hebrew. Gianna is also a modern Greek variant of Ioanna, the Greek form of Joanna (also derived from the source above). I've also seen Yanna listed as a …

Parisa

Parisa is a Persian female name meaning "like a fairy" or "fairy-like", made up of Persian pari پری (fairy) and sâ (like, resembling). Origin: Persian Variants: Pareesa (Persian) Parysatis (Persian) Parisatis (Persian) Pari (Persian)  

Hadi

Hadi is an Arabic male name meaning "leader, guide" and is one of the 99 names of Allah in Islam. Hadi is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Hédi (Maghrebi Arabic)   Female forms: Hadia (Arabic) Hadiya (Arabic) Hadya (Arabic)   Hadi- هادي (Arabic)    

Sohan

Sohan is a male given name of uncertain etymology and meaning. I've seen it listed as an Indian male name meaning "handsome" or "good-looking"; according to Behind the Name, it may also be modern French name, a variant of Jean, a French male name, the French form of John which comes from Hebrew meaning "Yahweh is gracious". Sohan is also …

Azad

Azad is a Persian, Indian, and Arabic male name meaning "free" which comes from Persian azad آزاد (free; independent) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. It's also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Azat (Turkish, Turkmen, Armenian, Tatar, Kazakh)   Female forms: Azadeh (Persian) Azadah (Persian)   Azad- آزاد (Persian)  

Julep

Julep is the name of a drink originally used to refer to a sweet drink made out of water and sugar, used as a medicinal drink and which later became an alcoholic drink with bourbon or brandy and crushed/shaved ice garnished with mint. The name comes from Persian golab meaning "rosewater", made up from Persian elements gol …

Vashti

Vashti was the name of a queen of Persia, the first wife of King Ahasuerus in the Old Testament. The king holds a banquet for all his nobles and servants which went on for seven days while Vashti holds a separate banquet for all the noblewomen. On the seventh day of the banquet, Ahasuerus is drunk and summons for …

Persis

Persis is a female given name meaning "Persian woman", referring to a woman who came from Persia or had a Persian background, as well as also being another name for Persia. Persia was an empire located in what is now Iran; the name is an Ancient Greek form of Old Persian Pārsa (Persian), derived from an unknown origin. It …

Jamshid

Jamshid is a Persian male name, the modern form of Avestan Yima Kshaeta meaning "shining Jam" or "radiant Jam", Jam being the Persian form of Yima which means “twin”, making it a cognate of Sanskrit Yama (which also means “twin”). In Persian mythology, Jamshid is depicted as the fourth greatest king who owned a magical cup that was said to be filled …