Persian Unisex Names

The Persian Empire was one of the most culturally advanced the world had ever seen, stretching from the Mediterranean to the Indus River. Common names like Darius, Cyrus and Xerxes represent the greatest kings, while Yasmin and Esther the beauty of nature.

Persian Background

Officially called the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran is located in Western, Central and Eastern Asia and was formerly known to the Western world as Persia. The history of Persia dates as far back as 2800 BC and is considered one of the world’s oldest civilizations, with great achievements in literature, philosophy, medicine, astronomy, mathematics and art. With the current population of 75 million people and the capital of Tehran, Iran still has a lot to offer: natural gas and petroleum reserves of the Persian Gulf, beautiful sceneries of the Caspian Sea, various mountain ranges, plains and salt lakes, wonders of Islamic architecture, and delicious cuisine using lots of saffron and yogurt. As a part of Indo-European language family, Persian is an Iranian language currently spoken by 110 million people and used as the official language of Iran. Parents all over the world find inspiration in Persian baby names because of their ancient ancestry, profound etymology and religious background.