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Place Name IRAN
TYPE: Country
OTHER SCRIPTS: ایران (Persian), إيران (Arabic)
PRONOUNCED: ee-RAWN (Persian), i-RAHN (English), i-RAN (English), ie-RAN (English), EE-RAHN (French), ee-RAN (German)   [details]
Meaning & History
Derived from Middle Persian Eran, related to Old Iranian Arya meaning "Iranian, Aryan". This is the name of a country in western Asia, formerly called Persia in the West.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Eran (Ancient Persian), Irã (Portuguese), Irán (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Irán