A native ethnic group, Persians make up more than half the population of Iran. Persians are a very old people, with history documenting their entrance into modern-day Iran back in the early 10th century B.C.! From this ancient culture there are many popular baby names and inspirations.
Jasmine, Jasmin, Jazmine and Jazmin, all referring to the flower, are top Persian names for girls. For even more spelling variations, consider Yasmin and Yasmine. Another popular one is Esther, which comes from Old Persian and means ‘star.’ Kyra (pronounced KAY-rah) is a pretty one meaning ‘far sighted.’
If you have Persian ancestry, or just love these Middle Eastern names, take a look at this list of the most popular Persian names that American parents are choosing for their baby girls. And you’ll want to look through the top 100 girls’ names across all cultures, our baby name lists are updated regularly with data we receive from the Persian names for boys as well!